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dynamically fielded time an date

New Here ,
Apr 05, 2020 Apr 05, 2020

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hey you can make a text box / filld
that automatically update the date and time for example every time you save
so you can see in print what time the file is updating
second best is one that just updates even when loading the file

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Advocate , Apr 22, 2020 Apr 22, 2020

Her yo can find a script to do that

http://fashionclassroom.com/blog/illustrator-script-to-add-a-date-and-time-to-your-file

However, for the more automated and unattended way I have used for very long years, a plugin called Tag72a which works so well, just save your file, and its done, not too expensive.

Here you can find it 

https://rj-graffix.com/product/tag72a-plugin/

 

 

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Apr 05, 2020 Apr 05, 2020

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If you want to manage event-triggered action, you need to make a plugin and CEP extensions.
However, It is possible to create a script that saves or prints after creating a time stamp.

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Apr 22, 2020 Apr 22, 2020

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thanks but how do you do
know well that you have to make a script but where then and it is not already there

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Advocate ,
Apr 22, 2020 Apr 22, 2020

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Her yo can find a script to do that

http://fashionclassroom.com/blog/illustrator-script-to-add-a-date-and-time-to-your-file

However, for the more automated and unattended way I have used for very long years, a plugin called Tag72a which works so well, just save your file, and its done, not too expensive.

Here you can find it 

https://rj-graffix.com/product/tag72a-plugin/

 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 04, 2023 Feb 04, 2023

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do you have a script to change the date formatting from Mon-Day-Year to MM/DD/YY?

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Guide ,
Feb 05, 2023 Feb 05, 2023

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var date1 = "Mon-Day-Year";
var temp = date1.split("-");
date2 = temp[1] + "/" + temp[0] + "/" + temp[2];
alert(date2);

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 05, 2023 Feb 05, 2023

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Thanks, so I saved the file as "Tag72a_doc_changed.jsx" and put it into my scripts folder (/Applications/Adobe Illustrator 2023/Presets.localized/en_US/Scripts) and checked the box for "Run Userscripts" and restarted illustrator. When I open illustrator a prompt shows up that says "Day/Mon/Year" pops up but it doesn't reformat the date when I save or manually run the script. Any thoughts?

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Feb 06, 2023 Feb 06, 2023

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The above snippet is just a way to reformat the date.  It was intended to be used with whatever script, if any, is being used to add a date.  Are you using a script to add a date? 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 06, 2023 Feb 06, 2023

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I am using the plugin Tag72a (https://rj-graffix.com/product/tag72a-plugin/) linked above which features the ability to automatically modify the outputs using a script. So i currently have the settings to output the date in the Mon-Day-Year format and want a script to change it to MM/DD/YY. 

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Advocate ,
Feb 07, 2023 Feb 07, 2023

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did you buy the Tag72a plugin?

If so, you can go to Window/Tag72a preferences and set the date and time as you want, I recomend you to read the documentation about how to use the plugin, can you upload screenshots of what are you trying to do?

preferences.jpg

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 07, 2023 Feb 07, 2023

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I've already purchased the plugin and thoroughly read through the documentation. In the documentation, it states that in order to change the date format to any other date format than the two options in the plugin, one must run a "custom script". I know how to install and run scripts in Illustrator. I understand to get the script to work with the plugin, it must be saved with one of the titles in the documentation. I am only trying to get a script that will reformat the date from Mon-Day-Year to MM/DD/YY. 

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Advocate ,
Feb 07, 2023 Feb 07, 2023

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Ahhh  now I understand...

I think you can contact the author of the script by email, and ask him how to do what you want to do.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 07, 2023 Feb 07, 2023

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I was hoping that someone experienced with scripting would be able to whip something up before asking the author. I know femkeblanco almost got me there. 

 

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Advocate ,
Feb 07, 2023 Feb 07, 2023

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Ok

May be you want to try this free script from Wolfgang Reszel

http://illustrator.hilfdirselbst.ch/dokuwiki/en/skripte/javascript/wr-dateandtime

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Feb 08, 2023 Feb 08, 2023

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Feb 08, 2023 Feb 08, 2023

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@drew28262019rsom  Unfortunately, as it stands, I am unable to help.  I also suggest contacting the author of the plugin.  

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Mar 01, 2023 Mar 01, 2023

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the fashionclassroom are no more accesible. need to find other alternative. or maybe someone can extract the content from there? appreciate your help guys.

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