1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 5, 2012 8:43 AM by CarlosCanto

    get actual visible width of an groupitem

    abd-ul

      Hi Experts,

       

      Actually i am in the middle of a big problem.

       

      Problem: 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??.

       

      Please help...

       

      With best.

      Abdul

        • 1. Re: get actual visible width of an groupitem
          CarlosCanto Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          loop thru all pathItems in the group and check for their "clipping" property,

           

          var idoc = app.activeDocument;
          var igroup = idoc.groupItems[0];
          for (i=0; i<igroup.pathItems.length; i++) {
              var ipath = igroup.pathItems[i];
              if (ipath.clipping) {
                  alert(ipath.width);
                  break;
              }
          }