Illustrator - get informations from windows with GUI Scripting

Hi there

I would like to know, if its possible to get some specific informations of some windows in Adobe Illustrator. I’d tried to get the informations via Inspector, but with no success.

Hope someone can help me?

Thanks in advance

Hi Marth,

Which windows are you trying to get info from?

– Sorry, Marth I couldn’t see the images! :frowning:


I’d like to get infos from the red-marked ones.

Hi Marth,

Is the ‘Ink Manager’ window definitely in Illustrator or, is it InDesign?


Hi TecNik

The “Ink Manger” is from an additional Software called “Esko Manager” for Adobe Illustrator (

Esko? Aaaaaargh! :frowning:

I don’t think you can script panels belonging to plugins, but if you just want to get at the information then bear in mind that Esko write to the file’s metadata. Assuming the metadata is up to date (I never quite trust Esko, personally) then you can pull it out with exiftool on the command line. For example:

exiftool -“XMP-egGr:Inks” -struct -J /path/to/your/

…more about exiftool here:

Hope that’s of some help