Illustrator Scripting :: Get Width That Multiple Selected Items?

Apr 23, 2013

How can I get width that multiple selected items? (Not grouped.)
//---------- source code ----------
 var mm = 2.83464566929134 //unit conversion. (point->milimeter)
var W = docRef.selection[0].width/mm;
//---------- source code ----------

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Illustrator Scripting :: How To Replace Instances Matching Height Or Width Of Items

Nov 26, 2011

Im struggling with the correct use of symbol / symbol items in applescript. I can successfully list the symbols used on the page, but I cannot select them. How I can select all the items on the page that are Symbol Items of symbols named "Apples" but not oranges? After that I hope to replace the instances matching the height or width of the items whichever is greater with a 3rd item name. Javascript is always an option as well but I had the same difficulty.

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Illustrator Scripting :: CS5 - Change Fill Color Of Selected Path Items

Apr 2, 2013

I'm trying to create a script in CS5 mac os10.6.8 that will change the fill color of selected pathItems. I need a simple script that will change a selected pathItem to cmyk values 2,3,15,0. I will then select this script and implement the action in a batch of 600 files.
I wish this process could be recorded as an action but when I record the action "add new swatch" I have to manually input the cmyk values, which will take forever for a batch of over 600 files.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Select Items On Multiple Artboard

Sep 27, 2013

I have script where I select items on multiple artboard but I can't seem to get get active art board of the selected item. Is this possible?
each artboard has a text item and I would like them in the same position on each of their own artboards that they are already one. right now it adjusts them all to one artboard. here is what I have so far
doc = app.activeDocument;
for(i = 0; i < selection.length; i++){
    var firstItemPosition = doc.selection[0].position;
    doc.selection[i].position = firstItemPosition;
    var activeArtboardIndex = doc.artboards.getActiveArtboardIndex();

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Illustrator Scripting :: Adding Serial Numbers Apply To Multiple Files In Selected Folder?

Dec 19, 2011

How to make the following script for adding serial numbers apply to multiple files in a selected folder?
var docRef = app.activeDocument;
with (docRef) { 
var docName = name.substring(0, name.lastIndexOf('.'));
var artRight = visibleBounds[2];

[Code] .....

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Illustrator SDK :: Obtaining AIArtHandle For All Selected Items In Doc

Nov 19, 2011

Exporting to PNG. reference:[URL] We have multiple layers (some off and locked). I'd like to pass all the selected items to the Image Optimization Action as a group instead of optimizing each one.  I am using AIMatchingArt Suite to get the selected items, but it points to an array of AIArtHandles..

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Illustrator Scripting :: How To Find A Way To Loop Through All Items

Apr 6, 2012

I'm trying to find a way to loop thru all items in an Illustrator document and get their stroke and fill color.  Sometimes items are spots, sometimes documents are set to RGB or CMYK, etc, so swatches can be a mixture of things.  Is there an easy way to get the swatch name for each item?
For example, I can check if an item is a spot, and get it's color like so:
var c = app.activeDocument.pageItems[0];
if (c.strokeColor.typename === 'SpotColor') {
    var s =;
But if I try to get the name from an item colored 'Black' (which is set to Process Color, CMYK), then I'll need to do something else like:
var c = app.activeDocument.pageItems[0];
if (c.strokeColor.typename === 'CMYKColor') {
    var s =;  // This returns undefined - not sure what I'm doing!!!
Is there an easier way to achieve this, other than getting the typename of each item, and then trying to figure out it's color name?  I was hoping something like this would work:
var c = app.activeDocument.pageItems[0];

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Illustrator Scripting :: JS / Accessing Menu Items In CS6?

Jul 16, 2012

I just got CS6, and I'm wondering how I access menu items using Javascript?Also, I'm looking at the CS6 JS reference, and it doesn't say whether app.activeDocument.selection is Read-Only. I would need this for my purposes in accessing the menu.The item I wanna access is Select > Same > Stroke Color. Seems simple enough.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Sorting Out Path Items?

Apr 14, 2012

I have a collection of circles and rectangles in my document. Is there any way to sort out circles from rectagles using JavaScript? Say i want to make my circles red and the rectangles blue.

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Illustrator Scripting :: How To Lock Items In A Document

Nov 19, 2013

how to lock items in a document?, I saw lots of tips on how to know if the object is locked, but I did not find tips like locking them.

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Illustrator Scripting :: How To Add Methods To The Symbol Items Class

May 31, 2012

is there a way to extend existing classes? I am trying to add methods to the symbolItems class, but it doesn't seem to work. says it is not defined:
symbolItems.prototype.isIn = function(parentItem, runThis) {
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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 :: CS4 - Remove All Hidden Page Items?

Jan 26, 2012

I'm trying to remove all hidden page items regardless of how many sublayers they are burried in. I wrote a snippet here that seems to only partly work. It removes all hidden page items unless two hidden items exist right after each other in the stacking order.
for (i=0; i<doc.pageItems.length; i++){
if (doc.pageItems[i].hidden == true){

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Illustrator Scripting :: Random Delete A Selection Of Items

Aug 25, 2013

I am trying to create a script to specify a percentage of the selected items you want to remove.Here is what I have so far.
I still need to work out on the alert prompt and the if statement, but for now, I have the feeling that the selection.length keep changing each time Illustrator delete an object, and I don't know how to make it stick.
var selection = app.activeDocument.selection;
//alert prompt dialog for a percentage of deletion
for (var i = 0;  i < selection.length;  i++) {
    if (Math.random < 0.5) { //need to work out the percentage

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Illustrator Scripting :: Width Point On PathItem

Sep 5, 2012

You know the width tool? The one that lets you add "width points" to a line to adjust the width of the line at the point? I want to be able to script that!
Basically, my project is to add a bunch of width points to a line and give them random widths at those points. I'm planning on doing a LOT of these, so I'd rather not do them manually.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Moving Object (JSX) Using Its Width?

Mar 17, 2013

Is there any way to move a object using its width? ex: "move to left a box with 10cm(width) using this value (10cm)". But I want to capture the width of any selected object.

Another thing: i want to select objects with same fillcolor and do something like: pathfinder>>add;

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Illustrator Scripting :: How To Speed Up JavaScript Looping Through All Path Items

Dec 5, 2013

I have a very simple javascript for Illustrator that is intended to render all filled objects semi-transparent. It works nicely but for large documents with many objects this takes ages, even beyond the time it would take to do it manually.
I'm wondering if there is any way to improve this script so it works in a reasonable time for large files? I'm running Illustrator CS5 on a Windows 7 64-bit Intel Quadcore i5-2400 @ 3.10 GHz System with 12 GB of RAM and an AMD Radeon HD 6350 graphics. Would upgrading to CS6 significantly improve the speed? CPU load is only at 25%, but I guess javascript cannot be run in multiple threads with the Illustrator engine? Is there another scripting language that would allow me faster processing of that task in illustrator or is my code just poorly optimized?

with (app.activeDocument) {
if (pathItems.length > 0)
for (var g = 0 ; g < pathItems.length; g++)
if (pathItems[g].filled == true)
pathItems[g].opacity = 50;

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Illustrator Scripting :: Looping - How To Create And Lock A Set Of Path Items

Sep 19, 2012

The first loop grabs the geometries drawn in the current document and rotates it around itself creating duplicates. The second loop is supposed to circumvent more geometries around the newly created geometries.

But instead of creating a radiant pattern, this code builds a tower: for the second loop everytime it grabs the last drawn geometry instead of what is in the "Original"
for NumPaths = 1 to frontDocument.PathItems.count
set myPath = frontDocument.PathItems.item(NumPaths)
For index = 0 To 30
set newPath = myPath.Duplicate
call newPath.translate(100*sin(6.14* index/30),100*cos(6.14* index/30))
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Illustrator Scripting :: How To Resize Or Translate Opacity Mask Along With Items

Jul 25, 2013

I'm trying to resize a opacity mask by doing
  10, //scaleX,
  10, //scaleY,
  true, //[,changePositions]
  true, //[,changeFillPatterns]
  true, //[,changeFillGradients]
  true, //[,changeStrokePattern]
  0.1, //[,changeLineWidths]
This resizes the item, but it does not resize the item inside it. I tried similar command with the translation command
100, //([deltaX]
100. //[,deltaY]
True, //[,transformObjects]
True, //[,transformFillPatterns]
True, //[,transformFillGradients]
True, //[,transformStrokePatterns])
and similar thing happened. The item gets moved, but the object inside it doesn't.
How do I resize or translate an opacity mask along with the items inside it?

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Illustrator Scripting :: Select All Items In Document Based On SpotColor?

Jun 28, 2012

I'm trying to select every object with the color "CutContour" So far I've been trying:
myDoc.selection = myDoc.spots.getByName("CutContour"); I guess this obviouslly wouldn't work though because myDoc.selection is looking for an array of objects. However, I can't figure out how to loop through all the objects in the document and check to see if they contain the SpotColor.
I want to use the Select > Same > Stroke Color , but I heard that using that in Javascript isn't available unless you have CS6 (which I currently don't). Is it true that accessing menu items through scripting is a feature in CS6?

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Illustrator Scripting :: How To Hide / Show Individual Items In Document

Nov 18, 2012

I'm trying to hide all items in a document (and store each items original visibility state), iterate user pre-selected items and perform an export for each item in selection (I've got this part covered), and finally restore the visibility state of each item again (here's where the storing of original visibility state is needed).
I've found that I can iterate all items in the document using app.activeDocument.pageItems[i] where i is the page item identified by the i-th index in the pageItems collection.
What is not clear, however, is how to get the visibility state of this page item. Indeed, there is a property visbilityVariable associated with page items, but when I try to "inspect" its content using an alert message, I get "undefined".
Are there better ways to iterate all items in a document? Ideally, I'd like to access all items regardless of wether they're path items, group items, text frame items or what have you. I need this collection to read/write the visibility state of each individual item.

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Illustrator Scripting :: How To Customize Or Create New File Menu Items In CS6

Mar 28, 2013

I have developed a script to perform some Custom action in Illustrator. I want to make this script run from a a File Menu Item so it can be invoked easily. Is there a way to customize Illustrator to add a new menu item or modify the existing menu tems functions. For example if the script needs to be invoked when the user click "Save" is there a way that could be done.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Filter Page Items By Property In JavaScript

Aug 9, 2012

What is the Javascript equivalent to this AppleScript?
set xxx to every page item whose note = "John"
After looking at some of the tutorials, I pieced this together. Is there a better way of doing this? With 30,000 path items it took over a minute to execute...
docRef = app.activeDocument;
var pathLength = docRef.pathItems.length;


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Illustrator Scripting :: Action To Change Width Of Image?

Jun 8, 2012

I created an action to change the width of an image. I execute the action using DoScript javascript method.
The first action Obj1 will select the whole image and second action Obj2 will open the transform panel and change the width of the image.
app.DoScript("Obj1", "LWW")       
While (app.ActionIsRunning)           


In the above code, the second action 'Obj2' is not getting executed. Both the actions  are getting executed individually. Let me know  the problem and how  to execute both the actions.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Variable Width Tool (JavaScript)

Feb 6, 2013

I am looking for any info on scripting the Variable width tool (Javascript).
Background: By adding a gradient to a variable width strock you can create nice 3D looking  Shapes (see example)

this is a straight vertical line with varied widths, then hit with a gradient.
Goal: My hope is to write a script that will take a "Profile" or "Shape" and convert it to a Variable width line. (see Example)

The Black line is to have its widths modified
The Red line is how wide the line needs to be.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Make Objects Same Width Or Height?

Sep 13, 2012

I found this script that makes the selected objects the same width AND height. I am very new to creating scripts. is it possible to modify this to make an object the same width leaving their heights the same?

mySelection = activeDocument.selection;
if (mySelection.length>0){
if (mySelection instanceof Array) {
for (i=0; i<(mySelection.length-1); i++){

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Illustrator Scripting :: Get Actual Visible Width Of Groupitem?

Oct 5, 2012

To get the top, left and width of an groupitem without Clipping mask. Actually the group has Clipping mask. But i need only the width of the selection (without Clipping mask). I got these properties in scripting but including the clipping mask. The GUI itself shows different (i.e. Info -->: X:0 mm, Y:0 mm, W:full width [including clipping mask]. Transform palette -->: X:43.00, Y:22.0, W:64 [excluding clipping mask])
How to get the properties without clipping mask?

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Illustrator Scripting :: Cycle Through All Path Items In Document And Convert To Outlines

Dec 28, 2012

Is it possible to script the menu item Object/Path/Outline Stroke?I need to cycle through all the Path items in the document and convert them to Outlines.

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Illustrator Scripting :: Can Tint Be Adjusted For Items On Page That Have Spot Color Applied

Sep 27, 2012

I have been trying to mess with and target "tints" via javascript but either I am not understanding something or it cant be targeted as I had hoped, so I am looking for direction and guidance. I have a spot color assigned in the color swatches palette, and have drawn a few boxes on the page using this spot swatch. I then try to alter the tint using JS code.
sel[i].tint = // whatever number
alert(sel[i].tint) // This alerts fine
The alert shows a change taking place but it never gets applied to the item, the actual item never gets changed. I know things are properly targeted as I can change other attributes fine. When I look in the JS documentation it just shows for when creating a new spot, not for ones that already exist on items, I cant seem to find an example otherwise.
Can tint be adjusted for items on the page that have a spot color applied?

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Illustrator Scripting :: Apply Every Swatch Library Color To Path Items On Page?

Oct 1, 2012

I'm trying to write a script that applies a single swatch to a single path item and repeat for every swatch that is currently contained in the swatch library. This script that I have written is only applying the last swatch in the swatch library to every path item on the page. Currently I'm more concered with getting each swatch that is currently in the swatch library to be applied at least once before worrying about applying the same patch to any extra number of patch items compared to the swatches.length.

// Apply every swatch library color to path items on a page
if ( app.documents.length > 0 && app.activeDocument.pathItems.length > 0 ) {
doc = app.activeDocument;


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Illustrator Scripting :: How To Determine Swatch Pattern Color Width And Height

Dec 31, 2012

I have an AI file containing seamless pattern swatches.I'd like to get each swatch vectors (ie : access the swatch groupItem). It's doable when clicking on the swatch panel and dragging the swatch on the document, or even double clicking the swatch in the swatches panel, I'd like to do it with javascript.
how to access swatch patterns properties.

How to access the swatch properties, like when double clicking on the swatch in the swatches panel, how to "simulate" a drag & drop of the swatch to the document, I'll take it too, though I think it is not the most convenient way to do.

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