Illustrator does not have such function. But I think it can be done by a script (and this Illustrator supports).
So I´m moving this discussion to Illustrator Scripting forum so the experts in scripts can confirm and help you.
I wrote a script to insert page numbers, but it can be used to insert anything you want, if you want to give it a try, it is here
I could do a Version 2 with File and Date options.
Thanks Gustavo for moving this to the right forum.
Carlos, our company is FINALLY moving their process from CorelDraw to Illustrator. And even though what you have provided would be helpful in other instances, I need Illustrator to automatically generate the file path, page numbers and date. I print out 50-60 jobs a day and it's too much to have to enter the text each time. Any ideas?
Dtodd... i understand your complaint! I have used a program called Gerber Omega (for the sign industry) and there is a checkmark box in the print dialog that allowed you turn on the filepath/Date/Time it was printed..
I've always wished that illustrator could add that functionality to print. If any of the experts here can develop a script that would do that same thing tha would be awesome.
I love Carlos' Script above, it looks like with a few tweeks his would be the best candidate for what your looking for.
I hear you...I'll add
- FileName (somedocument.ai)
- FullName (..path\somedocument.ai)
That would be great! Thanks Carlos!
Carlos, is the updated version available yet? I'm not sure where to find it.
not yet...sorry about that, I haven't had a chance....but I will soon, promisse. I'll post it in this very thread
Whenever you finally have a chance, it will be appreciated. Do you know of any other scripts that have been created that are similar. We are in the process of moving from CorelDraw to Illustrator and without a script, we can't make the move. It takes too long to add the info to each page, so we are limited to what processes can be moved. Thanks again for all your help!
Hi Todd, today...stay tunned
I appreciate all of your work, but this still doesn't help with our daily issues.
What I need is for the full path for the file to automatically be printed without me selecting a script or separate window (with check boxes). Is there any way to alter/add to the Print Window options? Thanks.
sorry about that, we don't have access to events with scripting. There are third-party plugins out there that can do it.
Can you make suggestions for the third-party plugins? I don't seem to be finding what I need searching google. Thanks.
this thread topic was about pagination but I think I saw something about a file names
the plug-in the op was talking about is from here
check this one too
It looks like the work72a would work if we were using macs, but we're not...
And there is NO WAY my boss will pay $999 for the other one, even if it did work.
So, now I'm open to other suggestions. We have hundreds of clients that we do work for, and our jobs are organized in folders for each client. A lot of clients with the same name but different locations (ie., Fox Meadow OH, Fox Meadow TX), and each has a different folder. The files are named by dept and year (ie., 2012 Glass, 2012 Art). We often access old files (which, there are thousands of, because they have been organized this way for years.) We need to have the client folder on the page along with the file name (hence the file path).
The script that Carlos created is great, but there are too many steps. Open the script, change location and select info to be displayed (3 steps), close script. There are days we access 50 jobs and the script just added 5 plus steps to each job.
Is there a way to use a hot key run a script that will place the info when and where we need it and auto close the script? Or is there a way to display the full path (in the Illustrator tab?) where we can see which folder the file is in and we will manually type the folder? Or does anyone have another suggestion?
the next logical step is you pay someone to develop a dedicated script($$$) or plug-in($$$$$) for your needs....I sent you a PM
Unfortunately, I don't think paying for the development of a script is an option.
If there was a way to access the file path info, I'd even be open to setting up an action.
Or is there a way to display the full path (in the Illustrator tab?) where we can see which folder the file is in and we will manually type the folder?
this doesn't make sense, how is it faster than using the script?