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Is it possible to place .svg file with script inside Illustrator?

Explorer ,
Nov 26, 2022 Nov 26, 2022

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Is it possible to place .svg file with script inside Illustrator?

Using .. docR.placedItems.add()...

 

I am getting error message "'The file "FileName.svg" is in a format which cannot be placed'".

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Explorer , Nov 26, 2022 Nov 26, 2022

I have found on the forum and stackoverflow this solution:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/svg-files-into-one-layered-ai-file/m-p/4733761

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/28839109/place-svg-in-illustrator

 

var svgFile = File.openDialog("Select File to place...");

var doc = app.activeDocument;

doc. groupItems.createFromFile( svgFile );

 

If someone has something else to add welcome?

 

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Nov 26, 2022 Nov 26, 2022

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I have found on the forum and stackoverflow this solution:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/svg-files-into-one-layered-ai-file/m-p/473376...

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/28839109/place-svg-in-illustrator

 

var svgFile = File.openDialog("Select File to place...");

var doc = app.activeDocument;

doc. groupItems.createFromFile( svgFile );

 

If someone has something else to add welcome?

 

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Nov 26, 2022 Nov 26, 2022

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Hi @livl17017666, no you've found the answer. Illustrator doesn't seem to let us place SVGs as links. You could check out my answer here for an unusual use case, but what you've got is basically the whole answer.

- Mark

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