How to set ruler 0 point to canvas?

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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Hi,

Using Javascript, how to set the ruler origin to top left canvas corner point?

 

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What is the official name for the area outside an artboard? Is it canvas, workspace, workarea, pastboard, ...?

Where is located it in the DOM? 

 

Thank you.

 

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Advisor , Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

I don't know if it's official (it's not in my Using Adobe Illustrator guide), but I've seen it called pasteboard.  As it happens, I believe @CarlosCanto answered the same question yesterday.  See here.

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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I don't know if it's official (it's not in my Using Adobe Illustrator guide), but I've seen it called pasteboard.  As it happens, I believe @CarlosCanto answered the same question yesterday.  See here.

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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Thank you for sharing this info. This was very usefull. 

 

I did some small adjustments. Below my working code...

 

 

 

var myDoc = app.activeDocument;

var dim = getLargestBounds(); 

myDoc.rulerOrigin = [dim[0],dim[1]+myDoc.height];


function getLargestBounds() {  
    var tempLayer, tempText, left, top, LARGEST_SIZE = 16383;  

    tempLayer = app.activeDocument.layers.add();  
    tempText = tempLayer.textFrames.add();  

    left = tempText.matrix.mValueTX;  
    top = tempText.matrix.mValueTY;  

    tempLayer.remove();  

    var dimensions = [left, top, left + LARGEST_SIZE, top + LARGEST_SIZE ];

    return dimensions;
}  

 

 



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Jul 14, 2022 Jul 14, 2022

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Bonjour,

myDoc.rulerOrigin = [dim[0],dim[1]+myDoc.height];

Cette ligne donne un bon résultat uniquement si le plan de travail 0 (artBoard) est dans sa position initiale.

Essayer de le déplacer et relancez le script, vous constaterez que la position de l'origine n'est pas à l'endroit souhaité.

Dans quel but voulez vous placer l'origine des règles à cet endroit ?

René

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Jul 14, 2022 Jul 14, 2022

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I'm going to jump in here and say I'd like to be able to set the origin [0,0] to any point I select. Repeatedly, in the same doc. I'm not a good scripter and gave up on this some time ago. It would run once, then not again until I quit Illy - not a solution!

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Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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Hi Met1

Sélectionnez un point sur un tracé existant.

// JavaScript Document for Illustrator
// De elleere
function main() {
  if (!selection.length) {return;}
  if (selection[0].typename != "PathItem") {return;}
    var idoc = app.activeDocument;
    var item = selection[0];
    var ptSel = item.selectedPathPoints;
    var r, pt;
      for (var i = 0; i < ptSel.length; i++) {
        var pt = ptSel[i];
          if (pt.selected == PathPointSelection.ANCHORPOINT) {
            r = i;
            break;
          }
      }
      if (r != undefined) {
         idoc.rulerOrigin = [0,0];
         idoc.rulerOrigin = pt.anchor;
      }
      else {beep();}
}
if (app.documents.length) main();

de elleere, pour vous servir...

 

 

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Jul 25, 2022 Jul 25, 2022

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Sorry René, just realised (I pointed someone else to this script) that I never thanked you - It works great, I'm using it daily, Thanks!

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Jul 25, 2022 Jul 25, 2022

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Hi met1,

Merci pour le retour...

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Jul 14, 2022 Jul 14, 2022

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Hi René,

 

Thank you for bringing up the issue with the moved artboards. This seems to fix it ...

 

setRuler2canvas();

function setRuler2canvas(){
    if(app.documents.length > 0){
        var myDoc = app.activeDocument;
        myDoc.rulerOrigin = [0,0];
        
        var dim = getLargestBounds(); 
        myDoc.rulerOrigin = [dim[0],dim[1]];
    }
}



function getLargestBounds() {  
    var tempLayer, tempText, left, top, LARGEST_SIZE = 16383;  

    tempLayer = app.activeDocument.layers.add();  
    tempText = tempLayer.textFrames.add();  

    left = tempText.matrix.mValueTX;  
    top = tempText.matrix.mValueTY;  

    tempLayer.remove();  

    var dimensions = [left, top, left + LARGEST_SIZE, top + LARGEST_SIZE ];

    return dimensions;
}  

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Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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Bonjour tmmls,

Trés bien, cela fonctionne maintenant, mais vous n'avez pas répondu à ma question.

Dans quel but voulez vous placer l'origine des règles à cet endroit ?

René

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