Adobe Illustrator CS2 Official JavaScript Reference by Adobe Systems Inc.

By Adobe Systems Inc.

Are you an artistic specialist? Do you spend an excessive amount of time doing repetitive construction projects akin to putting and exchanging photos, resizing them, dragging them from one rfile to a different, and getting ready photos for printing rather than being inventive? Do you utilize Adobe Illustrator CS2 and feature a few adventure with scripting? Then this booklet is for you. nearly each repetitive or time-consuming activity that inventive pros need to do within the Adobe artistic Suite might be streamlined with the aid of a script. This ebook describes easy methods to use JavaScript to control and expand Adobe Illustrator inside of Adobe inventive Suite 2, and gives reference details for the JavaScript gadgets, houses, and features outlined by way of Adobe's purposes. to be had in print for the 1st time, this scripting reference offers the knowledge skilled JavaScript person must create customized scripts for the Illustrator, even if you are looking to trap and automate components of the printing procedure; control swatches to create new styles, gradients and notice shades; or create a script that applies formatting to chose textual content or adjustments a specific path's form. those are only a number of examples of the way you should use Illustrator CS2's integrated scripting functions to avoid wasting you from hours of repetitive projects.

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Parent object Read-only. The object's container. typename string Read-only. The class name of the object. CharacterStyle methods Parameter type Method Returns What it does applyTo object (textItem boolean [,clearingOverrides]) Nothing Applies the character style to the text object or objects. remove () Nothing Deletes the object. CharacterStyles A collection of CharacterStyle objects. CharacterStyles properties Property Value type What it is length number Read-only. Number of elements in the collection.

The layer to which this compound path item belongs. left number(double) The position of the left side of the item. locked boolean If true, this compound path item is locked. name string The name of this compound path item. opacity number (double) The opacity of the object. 0 parent Layer object or GroupItem object Read-only. The parent of this object. pathItems PathItems collection object Read-only. The path art items in this compound path. position array of 2 numbers The position of the top left corner of the compound path item excluding stroke width.

Note that these examples are intended to be clear demonstrations of syntax, and do not show the best or most efficient way to construct a JavaScript script. Error checking, for instance, is generally brief or missing. However, the examples can be combined and expanded to make scripts with greater functionality. Application The Adobe Illustrator application object, referenced using the predefined global app object, which contains all other Illustrator objects. Application properties Property Value type What it is activeDocument Document object The active (frontmost) document in Illustrator.

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