Illustrator Scripting :: Mass Enable / Disable Appearance Effects In Several Layers Of Drawing?

Aug 21, 2012

How can I mass enable/disable all drop shadow appearance effects existing in several layers of my drawing?

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Illustrator Scripting :: Any Way To Script Expand Appearance?

Mar 19, 2012

I have created a method to create line art roof shingles row-by-row. I think something like this is a good candidate for scripting, but I run into a dead-end quickly when trying to script this. Basically, I use "expand appearance" multiple times during the course of this process and I can't find any way to script that action. I have heard about using MenuIDs, but I can't find anything on how to discover what the MenuID for "expand appearance" is.
I have also tried recording an action, but "expand appearance" doesn't get saved.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Make A Clipping Path While Retaining It's Appearance - Script

Dec 1, 2013

I've devised this script that "kind of" works.This script takes your selection, copies appearance attributes, and pastes them to the top object after clipping.It's currently limited in a few ways:

• It does not accept compound paths as clipping object (and I don't know how to test for it, nor how to iterate down said compound clipping object to set each path object to clipping separately)
• It only works with a single stroke or fill
• It does not understand "no fill" it will fill your object with white instead *FIXED*
• I'm hoping to use the "graphicStyle" property to copy the appearance, since that sounds way cleaner. But I don't understand how to.

Even with these limitations, I bound this to CMD+7 using fastscripts - I'm *already* used to it working this way!

#target Illustrator 
// = Clip Retaining Color.jsx;
//  script.required = at least two paths selected, top most path is the clipping mask;
//  script.parent = Herman van Boeijen, // 30/11/13;
//  Here's hoping to use the "graphicStyles" property to copy over the appearance.

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Illustrator Scripting :: How To Disable Screen Updating

Aug 1, 2011

Is it possible to disable screen updating in illustrator whilst running a script and if so how?
I have developed some scripts to create artwork in Illustrator but I would like to speed them up and presumably avoiding having to watch it happen on the screen would work with this.

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Illustrator Scripting :: CS5 - How To Disable SaveAs Option

Aug 29, 2013

I need to hide/disable the "save As" and Save option in the "illustrator application CS5" menu via scripting.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Feasible To Disable A Menu Item

Apr 10, 2012

illustrator scripting but have some knowledge in indesign scripting using javascript.In Indesign we can disable menu item thru menuActions.. Is there any object available like that to disable a existing menu (eg. File>Save).

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Revit :: Change Appearance Of Imported Mass

Aug 22, 2011

Is there any way to change the appearance of a mass imported into Revit?  I simply want to change the dark grey that shows in the rendered view and/or the white that shows up in the shaded view so I can control how background buildings (imported through google earth/sketch up) look in my drawings. 

I do not want to rebuild the masses with walls, ceilings, etc, because they are just background site elements.  I have tried to do this through object styles.  I have tried to do this through "Override by Element" and "Override by Category".  I am importing the files as in-place masses and there is no way to edit materials because "Materials" doesn't even show up as one of the element properties.

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Illustrator :: Disable Object Selection By Effects?

Jun 21, 2012

In CS6, when you apply an effect that somehow expands the appearance of an object, for example by making multiple clones, all of these clones become selectable.  If you click on or drag-box an area that includes these clones, the original object will be selected.
is there a way to make CS6 only select an object if I click on the original vectors?

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VideoStudio :: Enable / Disable Smart Render?

Jan 29, 2012

Smart Render looks to me like a preferred option. Is there any cases that it will be better to disable it?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Enable / Disable Part Through ILogic

Feb 15, 2013

Apparently the occurrences tab setting aren't easily accessible through the code snippets in ilogic.

How would one go about writing a rule that, in essense, would say:

If x = "whatever" then

occurrence.enabled = false


occurrence.enabled = true

end if

I've been reading that LOD's and suppression aren't the best course of action for assemblies especially when you're dealing with 20-40 parts as I am. I've got an assembly and parts controlled by a spreadsheet and when things are clicked off in the spreadsheet they need to be off in the model/drawings/bills etc. I have it working (to an extent) with suppression of parts in the assembly, but that casues LOD errors in the drawings. Research says parts are best disabled which is what i'm trying to do.

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GIMP :: PNG File - Enable / Disable Save Resolution

Aug 19, 2011

When saving as a .png file, there is an option to enable/disable "save resolution". What is this option for? I've tried Googling, but no luck due to many unrelated search results.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Get Layers By Name VBA?

Apr 7, 2012

Is it possible to reference layers or groups by their names instead of their index using VBA? If so, what is the sytax? I know you can do it in Extendscript, but I'm not finding info for VBA.

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Illustrator Scripting :: How To Export Layers To SVG

Feb 13, 2013

I am trying to export layers to SVG, but I need to access the "Use Artboards" option in my ExportType.SVG options.  I do not see it in the Javascript reference: [URL]....

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Illustrator Scripting :: Can Create Layers With CSV File?

May 9, 2013

Is there a script that can create layers with csv file?

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Illustrator Scripting :: Split Text Into Layers?

Jun 30, 2013

script that is able to do the same as this photoshop one [URL] ...., I would use that one in photoshop but its not working in CS6.
find a script that will seperate the text into layers ready for export to After Effects to be used in Kinetic Typography  pieces.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Move Layers To New Artboard

Feb 18, 2013

I'm trying to create a script via javascript for Illustrator.
My problem is : I have a AI file with multiple layers, i want to create one artboard per layer, in order to export a multipage PDF ( each page contain 1 layer ).
The layers represents the differents type of print ( vernish, color, hot gold, pressure ... ) and/or color type ( Pantone, CMYK, cut, kisscut ... ). My client want a PDF for see each type of print or color type per page.
I'm trying 2 ways :
1st solution : Create new artboards, and duplicate ( or move ) layers content on the new artboad, but the function move/duplicate don't work to move content on another artboard.
2nd solution : Create new document with the same number of layers as artboard and duplicate layer to the new artboard on the new document.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Expand And / Or Collapse Layers?

Mar 4, 2013

Whenever I open a file, Layers are randomly expanded in the Layers palette.
Is there a way to run a script that collapses and/or expands all layers?

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Illustrator Scripting :: How To Make A Script For Layers To PDF

Feb 6, 2014

make a script for layers to pdf?
ADHESIVE, WHITE, Layer-8, Layer-7, Layer-6, Layer-5, Layer-4, Layer-3, Layer-2 and Layer-1 needs to be on seperate pages.
Jobbnr and Passmerk / Registrationm. (incl. sub-layers) needs to be on all pages!!
HJELPELINJER, COLOR, CARRIER, Guides and Field Background don`t need a page.
Is it possible to make such a script?

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Illustrator Scripting :: Loop Through All Layers And Sublayers?

Apr 26, 2012

is there a way that I can loop through all layers and sublayers looking for a name of a layer? I have one that loops through only top level layers. I am thinking I have to somehow incorperate all pathItems, groupItems and the like to incorperate all types of "layers" there might be, since a group is technically not a layer but a groupItem.
this is what I am doing so far:
for (var i = 0; i < numberOfLayers; i++) {
var customName = "div structure";
var myLayer = app.activeDocument.layers[i];


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Illustrator Scripting :: How To Add Prototype To Layers Object

Jan 24, 2013

I am trying to add a prototype to the Layers object so I can do something like try{ .getByName(name) catch{ return null.   For when the named layer doesn't exist.  (It gives an error for me in CS5). So unfortunately me trying to go Layers.prototype. my method  doesn't seem to work at all.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Opening Files As Layers?

Jul 6, 2013

Is there a way to open a file as a layer? I want to open multiple files in the same window to make a collage. Currently, as I open each file they all open in separate windows. The "Open Document As Tabs" option in the User Interface preferences is not selected.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Deleting And Replacing Layers?

May 1, 2013

So I'm trying to create a fairly simple script that will measure the size of art on the artboard for making printing plates. That part I have working. But once I have made one file, I have to delete the measurements layer manually (which is where the script puts them) so that I can make the next one. I need the script to check and see if there is a layer called "measurements" delete it and then create a new one called "measurements" in which to put the dimensions of the (new) artwork. This way I can keep making files and "saving as" with a new name.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Removing Empty Layers

Feb 13, 2014

I am looking for a script that will look through all the layers in my file and if there are no objects on the layer I would like it to delete to remove a layer with a script, just not how to identify a layer or many layers that may no have objects on them.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Placing All Symbols Into Layers

May 14, 2012

How I can place all my symbols at one time in the File and on there on layers? is this possible?
The only dialog box i could find is in the corner of the symbols palette is "Place symbol"... I tried to create an action but it wont go to the next symbol.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Moving All Layers Into Single Layer

Nov 20, 2013

I'm new in scripting and i need to make a script that moving all layers into a single layer (in Illustrator i press CTRL+A then CTRL+G in layers and works) but i need that in script.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Group Items Are Returning As Layers

Apr 5, 2012

I have a layer that contains two clipping groups (groups with a clip mask and other art).  When I call layer.groupItems it returns an empty array.  When I call layer.layers it returns the two clipping groups.  I need to know if these layers are clipping groups, but if they are coming back as layers how can I figure that out?

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Illustrator Scripting :: Create Fitted Artboards From Layers?

Oct 8, 2012

Any script that will create artboards for each separate layer?

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Illustrator Scripting :: Renaming Layers To Be The Text Inside

Oct 9, 2013

I've got an Illustrator CS6 document that has 500+ layers with individual words on them (a word cloud).  I'm needing to animate this in AE.  When I "Release to Layers (Sequence)", all of the layers become Layer 1, Layer 2, etc.  Is there a script that will rename all of those layers to be the text inside them? 
i.e. Layer 1 has the word "Pencil" as a sub-layer, editable text.. I need to rename the Top-Layer Layer 1 to "Pencil".  I'm hoping there is a script that can do this so I don't have to manually rename all of the layers.I have found this script:
var idoc = app.activeDocument;
var ilayer = idoc.activeLayer;
for (i=0; i<ilayer.layers.length; i++) {
    var isublayer = ilayer.layers[i]; = isublayer.pageItems[0].name;
But is doesn't seem to do what I need.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Convert Layers In Document To Artboards?

Sep 24, 2013

Script which would convert the layers in a document to artboards? At present I have a lot of documents with a couple of hundred layers on each of them, but I've decided to change the way that I organise my workflow and started using artboards instead. I don't really have the time to spend moving them individually from a layer over on to an artboard as there are a lot.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Paste In Place Across Layers Script

Jun 1, 2012

I'm looking for a script to paste an object (paste in place) on top of all other layers in a file.
I know I can position a single object on the top layer and then turn the bottom layers on and off, but for my needs (and in this situation) I need to actually paste that object onto each layer.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Hide Layers Based On List?

Apr 8, 2011

I have a very complex graphic with many elements and I would like to find a way to hide layers based on a list.  In the documentation that there is a way to tell if a layer is hidden, but didn't see anything about a way to actually to control the hide/unhide property.  Is this possible?

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