15 Replies Latest reply: May 11, 2012 12:21 PM by Muppet Mark RSS

    Changes in CS6

    CarlosCanto CommunityMVP

      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)

        • 1. Re: Changes in CS6
          Muppet Mark Community Member

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

           

          Compatability should be not too dificult too…

          • 3. Re: Changes in CS6
            Larry G. Schneider CommunityMVP

            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?

            • 4. Re: Changes in CS6
              Muppet Mark Community Member

              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…

              • 5. Re: Changes in CS6
                Larry G. Schneider CommunityMVP

                Good one!!

                • 6. Re: Changes in CS6
                  Muppet Mark Community Member

                  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…

                  • 7. Re: Changes in CS6
                    moluapple Community Member

                    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



                    • 8. Re: Changes in CS6
                      CarlosCanto CommunityMVP

                      thanks for the info Moluapple, those first two methods are promising findings...and great script in the link...which I have a question,

                       

                      what is this? another Method?

                       

                      app.loadAction(f);

                      • 9. Re: Changes in CS6
                        moluapple Community Member

                        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.

                        • 10. Re: Changes in CS6
                          CarlosCanto CommunityMVP

                          thanks, it might come handy, thanks for sharing....you almost convinced me to give CS6 a try

                          • 11. Re: Changes in CS6
                            Muppet Mark Community Member

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

                            • 12. Re: Changes in CS6
                              Larry G. Schneider CommunityMVP

                              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.

                              • 13. Re: Changes in CS6
                                Muppet Mark Community Member

                                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…?

                                • 14. Re: Changes in CS6
                                  Larry G. Schneider CommunityMVP

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

                                  • 15. Re: Changes in CS6
                                    Muppet Mark Community Member

                                    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…