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Questions related to Javascript code, one of the main technologies behind the web and also being used in Adobe software.

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Scripting 1-line vs 2-line text boxes

I will try to ask this question as best I can, but the problem is a challenging one. I have a text box that one part of my script will change the text in. I want to code a boolean variable to check ...
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How to automate the composition of an online book

I am putting together a website that personalises a children storybooks with a wide range of options - text and illustrations. As we build the website and being new to the design/book space, can you ...
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Adobe Illustrator Script Adjustment

I'm working a script to make ALL the texts of a document with some specifics. Glad to say it's already functioning but not completely because it's just working on some of the textframes and not all of ...
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ScriptUI Photoshop Palettes

I'm working on a photoshop script that contains a GUI for collecting information. This is my first time using Script UI and I'm running into 2 issues that I'm not sure how to address. Issue 1, the ...
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Replacing a smart object in bulk with Photoshop script; Editing script for more than one smart object

I found the following code and it works very well for most Photoshop files I have tried, but the file I want to use it with has 2 Smart Objects, one nested in the other. See attached images. Is it ...
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Scripting Artboard Export with specific bit depths

I'm working on setting up a reusable template for some PNG avatars. Unfortunately, the different avatars have specific export requirements. Currently I'm using Save for Web to achieve these specific ...
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How do I set eyedropper settings using Photoshop ExtendScript (Javascript)?

Is there a way to set Photoshop's eyedropper settings (sample size, sample, show sample ring) in a script? Or, failing that, use the script to find out what the current settings are? Thanks.
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Is there automatical way to fill white pixels to black if it's surrounded by black pixel? See my image for more details

Basically, if you look at the image I want to fill the white noise if it's surrounded by black pixels. Maybe not a single white pixel but I definitely would like to fill the bigger patches. I was ...
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Test if two Adobe Illustrator PathPoints are the same in script

I am trying to write a function that takes a PathPoint and returns its index relative to it's parent PathItem. Something like this: function getPathPointIndex(pathPoint) { var pathPoints = ...
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How to write JavaScript code for checking the colors?

I am working in Photoshop CC and I have only 7 selected colors in our swatches. After the process has been done we will do the indexing. After that is there any possibility to check if there are any ...
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Artboard renaming issue

I'm working on a script for my team that will allow them to batch rename artboards in Photoshop. We use the following naming convention for our artboards: "ProjectTitle_BannerType_WidthxHeight_LG" ...
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indesign script - output textframe onto active document

In my indesign document i have around 250 pages, each of which contain 1 table (1 per page). What i am trying to do is: Get the value of the top row of each table Retrieve the first letter of the ...
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Indesign - remove empty cells from table

I have imported XML which contains nested tables and have created a script to remove all empty cells which is as: var myDocument = app.activeDocument; for(var i=myDocument.textFrames.length-1; i>=...
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InDesign: how to remove everything between square brackets

I have a script to find all textframes in a document, and do a regular expression to remove (if contains) all text inside square brackets. For example the text frame might contain: "Lorem ipsum ...
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Indesign Script - output xml content as textframes [closed]

Is there a way of looping through xml tags and output each tag onto a new page of an indesign document Here is what i have so far but i think i am way off: var myDocument = app.activeDocument; var ...
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InDesign Script to create URLs

Is there a script to use within InDesign so it finds a URL within textframes and it turns it into a hyperlink? As I am aware, to create a hyperlink within InDesign requires you to right click and ...
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SVG stroke-dashadjust polyfill. Trying to get SVG dotted stroke to align dots at the ends

W3C SVG Strokes introduces stroke-dashadjust but no browser implements it yet. Adobe Illustrator's stroke panel has a button for this feature – its tooltip reads Aligns dashes to corners and path ...
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Script to resize InDesign page to fit content

I'm wanting to use ExtendScript javascript to loop through each page of an Adobe InDesign document and change the size of the page to match the visible bounds of all the objects on that page. I'll ...
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Photoshop/Javascript - Will this code help me draw fronts on weather maps?

I am a meteorologist. I use Photoshop to help annotate maps. One thing I always wanted to do, but couldn't, was draw weather fronts. Recently I've come across some javascript used by leafletjs to ...
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Photoshop script to select specific colors

Please note that I'm a complete beginner and this is my first coding question ever. If this is more appropriate on another site, tell me. I want to automate a process were the program select a ...
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Bullet list syntax for Adobe InDesign script

I'm looking for the syntax that defines bullet points so that I can create a bullet list in a script for use as a guide template for other users. At a guess my best bet so far is that it's under '...
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Photoshop Javascript - Resize not working correctly

I have written a script in Javascript for photoshop which gets user input (number of boxes on the desktop) then converts it into pixel sizes. The problem is on resizing, the layer doesn't change to ...
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How to assign and execute a custom JavaScript function to a button on InDesgin?

I am new in scripting. I have checked other answers and a few tutorials but I failed to find a way to assign custom function to a button on InDesign. I built a PDF and added a button. I want to ...
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Search for string and delete entire text frame with JavaScript for Illustrator

I can delete a layer by name: var myDoc = app.activeDocument; var myLayers = myDoc.layers; var myLayer = myLayers["layer name"]; myLayer.remove(); or by stacking order: var ...
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exportSVG in jsfl run as a command in adobe animate doesn't work

In Adobe Animate and with a .fla file (after importing a swf file, import to stage), I run this script var exportFileName = 'file:///C|/temp/files/a.svg'; fl.getDocumentDOM().exportSVG(exportFileName,...
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How to package an illustrator file with extendscript javascript? [closed]

I have a lot of Illustrator files that I have to assemble (package) individually. I would like to know if it’s possible to do this with extendscript? I have found a function 'packageForPrin' in API ...
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Exporting SVG from Illustrator with stroke as an SVG attribute

I have created a simple chevron icon in Illustrator and now exporting it as an SVG. Technically, it's just a path with a 2pt round brush stroke. When I export it as an SVG with the stroke applied I ...
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Creating interactive images/videos with links for website?

I am curious on how websites create interactive videos and images with links for websites? Is this accomplished with flash and if so any recommendations on software to use to create basic pages like ...
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Photoshop javascript, how to select contents of a layer

Is there a method for the following function (mac) Command-click on thumbnail in layer panel? (So all non empty pixels get selected in specified layer.)
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How to script a popup box before closing a document - InDesign

I have used javascript to script before, using an eventlistener to say app.addEventListener( "beforeClose" , [function]); function [functionname]() etc... What I need is a way to tell InDesign '...
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Script to change a color in all layers of a PSD file to another color?

Is it possible to loop through all layers (there are too many layers) and replace one color with another. Need automated approach, script or simple action. Loop through all layers{ Change Fill ...
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How to rotate all items as a group? (In a script, Illustrator)

I have an SVG with a few curved paths. I'd like to create n versions of this, by rotating them around as a group (360 / n degrees apart), around the center of the square-shaped canvas they're in, like ...
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How to insert text into an Illustrator file using ExtendScript JavaScript

I opened my Illustrator file successfully using the below code: var fileRef = new File("E:/project/AH_Portrait.ai"); var docRef = app.open (fileRef) I want to write some text ("Handgloves") into it, ...
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Logarithmic Spacing in Illustrator

I'm trying to space text logarithmically. My goal is essentially the same as the one presented here, which is useful but doesn't help me as the only advice provided is to use JS, which I'm not ...
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PDF Form Calulations

I have a PDF form with calculations that I just created and I intend on using it as an order form. I created it in Excel then brought it into Acrobat Pro DC (Mac OS) to create the form. Its just a ...
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Blood Dripping Down Screen Effect [closed]

I was wondering if anyone had a tutorial or an idea of how to create a dripping effect similar to that of the famous blood drip. In this case, I was curious as to how I could change the color, instead ...
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updating links based on pageItem name, not based on index of 'links.items'

I have a indesign document with several images. I want to update these images with Adobe Indesign Scripting. The following code works. var file = new File ('/MyDisk/image01.png'); app.activeDocument....
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What is a Type 1 font in InDesign?

Diving down the rabbit hole of scripting InDesign to learn more about what fonts are in a file I ran across several font types but I'm unsure what it means in InDesign when you have a Type 1 font type....
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Break SVG file into multiple files

I'm a programmer with almost zero knowledge of graphics and svg structure. But I would like to know if it is possible to break this kind of svg file into multiple ones. Or at least access only one ...
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After Effects expressions to sum numbers and control charts

I would like to build a project in which I will change two numbers and all of the following take place automatically! I'll Explain... Part 1: I have two layers, "Number 1" and "Number 2". Suppose I ...
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Exporting SVG paths to HTML to animate with JavaScript

I have a complex blueprint, which I've traced in Inkscape. I'm going to programmatically animate the path and also add some other effects with JavaScript. I can include the file using HTML (e.g. <...
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Vector Format Perlin Noise Effect

Goal is to Achieve vector formatted Perlin noise line art. Visual Examples of the desired effect: It is possible to create a static Perlin noise effecting using only Adobe Illustrator or photoshop? ...
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Design Research: Interactive graphic following mouse pointer on website

Doing some more visual design technique research. Nikita Nikiforov shows a very interesting visual feature on his website Nikita Nikiforov. See the .gif below or visit the website to see it in action....
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Calling Pathfinder Divide through JavaScript in Illustrator?

How do I call Window → Pathfinder → Divide through JavaScript in Illustrator? If not, can I call an action that pushes this button through javascript?
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Website Designs with Round Headers?

Does anyone have any examples of live websites with round headers? Similar to this: http://www.nasty-creatures.com/ I'm working on something for a client and have come up with a design with a round ...
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How to approach animating a svg from left to right? [Web]

I have image below which is text mixed with dots. As the paths are not in order from left until right, how would one approach animating from left to right? The only way I can think is to label each ...
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HorizontalScale when exporting JPG limits to 776.19

I'm trying to export jpeg files from multiple eps files (with many different artboard sizes) with a specific size - 5000px on long edge. But when artboard is too small horizontalScale exceed its range ...
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How do I position an InDesign object using Javascript?

I'm working on a calendar in InDesign and I have a circle object (oval) that I want to position over the day of the month: I'm pretty sure it should be possible to write a script that sets the x,y ...
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“Fit All in Window” using JavaScript

I've recently started scripting in Illustrator and having a little problem. When creating a document through File tab, (File->New, Print, Letter) the created document is positioned at (0,0) and the ...
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Illustrator Script to create Clipping Mask

How is it possible to create a clipping mask with a illustrator javascript script? I tried this, but it doesnt work. var group = app.activeDocument.groupItems.add(); var rect = layer....