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Changes in CS6

May 10, 2012 1:01 AM

OMG! the CS6 DOM additions are _________. (fill in the blanks).

 

2 Enumerations

- Compatibility.ILLUSTRATOR16

- ExportType.TIFF

 

2 Methods

- PlacedItem.relink()

- Application.sendScriptMessage()

 

1 Data Class

- ExportOptionsTIFF

 

 

(According to the CS6 SCRIPTING REFERENCE)

 
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    May 10, 2012 1:29 AM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    Carlos, can you save that as PDF. It would save me popping down the devcentre…

     

    Compatability should be not too dificult too…

     
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    May 10, 2012 9:18 AM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    Finally the ability to Export directly to a Tiff file. Do the options include Transparency?

     

    Just downloaded the reference file and no Transparency for Tiff. Also what is IZW compression? Has it taken the place of LZW?

     
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    May 10, 2012 11:11 AM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    Carlos, I wanted your version… As above no need for the rest…

     

    Larry, as you can see for your self IZW has a better compression algorithm than LZW but only for the first third…

     
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    May 10, 2012 11:15 AM   in reply to Muppet Mark

    Good one!!

     
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    May 10, 2012 12:00 PM   in reply to Larry G. Schneider

    All joking apart… This is NOT good news for an app that has serious ground to make up… I bet PS & ID are making further leaps forward…

     

    It's no wonder there are no links at the side of this forum… Nothing has changed…

     
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    May 10, 2012 8:36 PM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    That's not all!


    From the OMV I have found 3 Application methods. I don't know why they're not listed in the REFERENCE. Here it is:

     

    Application.doScript (action: string , from: string , dialogs: Boolean )
    Adobe Illustrator CS6 Type Library
    Play an action from the Actions Palette.
    action
    : Data Type: string
    The name of the action to play (note that the case of letters in the Action name is important and must match the case of the name in the Actions palette)
    from: Data Type: string
    The name of the action set containing the action being played (note that the case of letters in the Action Set name is important and must match the case of the name in the Actions palette)
    dialogs
    (optional): Data Type: Boolean , Default Value: true
    Are dialog boxes associated with the action to be presented?

     

    Application.executeMenuCommand (menuCommandString: string )
    Adobe Illustrator CS6 Type Library
    Executes a menu command using the menu shortcut string.
    menuCommandString
    : Data Type: string
    Menu command shortcut.

     

    Application.dumpPGFFile (file: File , documentColorSpace: DocumentColorSpace , pGFFile: File ): Boolean
    Adobe Illustrator CS6 Type Library
    Dump the PGF portion of ai file to txt file.
    file
    : Data Type: File
    The AI file to be opened.
    documentColorSpace
    (optional): Data Type: DocumentColorSpace
    Choose color space only for documents saved with multiple color models (pre-Illustrator 9)
    pGFFile
    : Data Type: File
    Folder to save the output PGF file.


    And here are some example:

     

    var f = File.openDialog ('', '*.ai', 0);
    app.dumpPGFFile(f, undefined, f.parent);
     
     
    app.executeMenuCommand('Live Adobe Drop Shadow');
    


    Also see this gist: https://gist.github.com/2568405



     
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    May 11, 2012 12:17 AM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    O, yes, there are much more:

    Application.loadAction (actionFilePath: File )

    Adobe Illustrator CS6 Type Library

    Load an action into action palette.

    actionFilePath: Data Type: File

    The path on the system of the action file to be loaded.

     

    Application.unloadAction (setName: string , actionName: string )

    Adobe Illustrator CS6 Type Library

    Unloads an action into action palette.

    setName: Data Type: string

    Name of the set to be unloaded.

    actionName: Data Type: string

    Name of the action to be unloaded.

    And the sad part is: you can load actionSet, but can only unload action within actionSet, not the actionSet itself.

     

    Again, maybe not so useful:

    Application.reflectCSAW (outputFolder:File)

    Adobe Illustrator CS6 Type Library

    Generate Creative Suite ActionScript Wrappers in specified directory.

    outputFolder: Data Type: File

    Location for the output files.

     
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    May 11, 2012 1:37 AM   in reply to moluapple

    Moluapple, thanks for those… They look like some of the bigger wishes too… Evoking menus and actions opens access right up…

     
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    May 11, 2012 9:43 AM   in reply to Muppet Mark

    The app.doScript has always been there for AppleScript and VisualBasic just not for JS. Looking over the JS reference it's still not listed.

     
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    May 11, 2012 11:33 AM   in reply to Larry G. Schneider

    Are you looking in the docs or the OMV Larry? Actions and menu items would be a hugh break through IMO… A pitty no events… Hum do I get the trial to have rummage…?

     
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    May 11, 2012 11:58 AM   in reply to Muppet Mark

    I'm guessing we'd have to download the trial to get the new OMV and to test it.

     
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    May 11, 2012 12:21 PM   in reply to Larry G. Schneider

    Yeah you would need the install to be able to browse the info… Jong may well be very good and do a CHM at some point… I use these for versions I don't have installs for… There are some things that aren't in the OMV or docs ( not many ) and some things where they differ… I like to make use of everything…

     
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