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You can program your own graphs. This gives you total flexibility over the results. While this may seem daunting it is not. Most infographics are quite easy to codify, things like bar charts, line charts, radar charts, doughnut charts are all very easy to do. All the simple charts build on the same code structure. Get a array (or arraylike structure) of ...


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There is a extetendScript that can do this effortlessly and precise: breakDashes.jsx If you take five minutes to learn where to paste scripts into the right folder and then inside Illustrator go to File → Scripts → BreakDashes You might also need to sign up to GitHub too in order to download the file.


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You don't need a script to do this. You could record an Action, and assign it to a function key, then increase the black by 10% using Edit > Edit Colors > Adjust Colour balance. Then record a similar second Action assigned to another function key, but this time to decrease the black by -10%. An example Here are two such Actions I recorded. One named &...


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If any one finds this, I've updated my script with the function linked by @SergeyKritskiy function convertToSmartObject() { var idnewPlacedLayer = stringIDToTypeID('newPlacedLayer'); executeAction(idnewPlacedLayer, undefined, DialogModes.NO); } // end of convertToSmartObject() function relinkSO(path) { var desc = new ActionDescriptor(); ...


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You can try the ofn-export-layers-combinations script that you will find here. The script creates all combinations obtained by cycling layers (or sub-groups) within 1st-level groups, so in your case you would create a group for each of your switchable layers and add a second fully transparent layer to that group.


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If your end product has to be an A3 InDesign document and/or you want to have control with the layout and for example scale the pages down a bit, you have to either write your own script or do a little bit of clicking like described here. Create a Master page. Make empty frames for the A4 pages. Make sure they have the proper aspect ratio by drawing ...


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Not currently. I was just curious what version of JS does ESTK support for Adobe Illustrator? I am noticing that “const” works, but “let” does not. Is there a list somewhere of supported language features? - mickyhulse, Jun 19, 2019 ExtendScript based ECMA Edition 3 and not support "let" and "const" is better not to use it. - Ten A (...


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Perhaps you can work around the problem like this: In Photoshop: Create an action which changes white to red, so you end up with an image which is black and red with transparent background. You could for example use Channel Mixer. Run the action on all the images. In Illustrator: Trace to 3 colors with Ignore White ticked. Expand the traced image. ...


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I don't believe you can accomplish this with Illustrator's trace feature. To Illustrator, white is the same as transparent. It sees them the same. When tracing, if you don't ignore white, then white objects are created for both white and transparent areas. If you do "ignore white" then no white objects are created - and since transparent is the ...


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The type controls in Illustrator are limited vs. InDesign. You can build much more customized graphs in ID, with the full range of advanced controls over typography, with the downside that everything needs to be done by hand. If the charts you're doing are always the same, but with different values, this can be partially automated or scripted. There are also ...


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Actually it's easily fixed: var scope = app.activeDocument.selection.length ? app.activeDocument.selection : app.activeDocument.pageItems; var find = "(\\d+\\,?\\d*\\.?\\d*)"; var replace = "$1%"; var changes = 0; for (var i = 0; i < scope.length; i++) { var text = scope[i]; var string = text.contents; if (typeof string ...


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I'm not sure you need a script. How about recording an action like this: Convert your image to a Smart Object if it isn't already. Add a Threshold Adjustment Layer and choose your wanted threshold. Use Image > Trim and probably set Based On to Top Left Pixel Color to crop the image to the object. Delete the adjustment layer. To scale the image to the ...


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Sometimes you need to align the grouped object without moving the other one. Then the solution is using the guides (guidelines) and snapping the grouped object onto them:


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