3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 27, 2013 3:29 PM by BartGoor

    Reverse the coordinate system for scripting

    BartGoor

      In the office, we're setting up a workflow using the illustrator coordinate system and coordinates from a database to generate graphics by means of (Java)scripting. On the other hand, we will be processing lots of pdf's, based on the same database-driven coordinates.

       

      Now, with Illustrator (CS5.1) using a coordinate system with (0,0) on the top-left and pdf's having its zero at the bottom-left, things are getting unnessesarily complex. Is this Adobe's intention or just ill development?

       

      Already numerous people complained about this coordinate-shift to the 4th quadrant... Why doesn't Adobe respond in a clear and uniform voice? What's up ahead with pdf coordinate system? Anymore surprises coming up?

       

      see...

      http://forums.adobe.com/message/3859580#3859580?tstart=30%233859580

      http://forums.adobe.com/thread/890507?tstart=30 (solves the negative Y in the visual page / Not in scripting)

       

      Please Adobe, read these yearsold comments once more and learn from the real world:

      http://forums.adobe.com/thread/637015?tstart=1

       

      Best regards,

      Bart