Does anyone know where I can get a list of all the API’s for AppleScript in Illustrator?
Thanks. I ended up purchasing the book “Applescript The Missing Manual”. So far this has been a big help. I also found out that I can view the API’s for just about any program through Script Editor under File Menu - Dictionary. Now I’m attempting to write a script that copies a layer from an unopened illustrator document and past it into another.
Here’s my code so far
tell application “Illustrator CS”
copy layer “layer1” of “Macintosh HD:Users:Lothar:Desktop:TestObjectsCopy.ai”
When I test the script it says that it cannot maker “layer1” into an integer? Have any idea’s why this script isn’t working?
Hi I have not too much experience on applescript. And most often I have developed a program for Illustrator.
First Open the document through choose file or hard code path in the program, then copy Layer 1. I think it will be correct.
when you purchase got Applescript:The missing manual please send me the pdf of it. Because it is not available in India.
Here’s how I do this.
tell application "Finder"
set fileToOpen to file "testFile.ai" of desktop
tell application "Illustrator CS"
set thisDoc to current document
set selection to every page item of layer "Layer 1" of thisDoc
set docref to make new document
Hope this helps.
Thanks for the script - PreTech.
Macrajeev - Sorry I don’t have the book available in PDF.