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Looking Illustrator script: To write Document title at selected text frame

Engaged ,
Feb 19, 2024 Feb 19, 2024

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Dear Friends,

Looking a script to write document title at my prepared and selected text frame. this will be great help on creating multiple documents from the template. 

I browse on net getting many script to write doc title at various position. but I am expecting it at my selected/prepared text-frame

below is the screenshot

jkhakase_0-1708357465301.png

 

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Community Expert , Feb 21, 2024 Feb 21, 2024

As for the selection issue, you may take this instead.

 

function dt() {

var doc = app.activeDocument;
var documentTitle = doc.name.split('.')[0];

for (var i = 0; i < doc.textFrames.length; i++) {
var textFrame = doc.textFrames[i];

if (textFrame.selected) {
if (textFrame.kind === TextType.POINTTEXT || textFrame.kind === TextType.AREATEXT) {
textFrame.contents = documentTitle;
}
}
}
}

dt();

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Feb 19, 2024 Feb 19, 2024

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You may try this.

 

function dt() {
var doc = app.activeDocument;
var documentTitle = doc.name.split('.')[0];
    
for (var i = 0; i < doc.textFrames.length; i++) {
var textFrame = doc.textFrames[i];
        
if (textFrame.kind === TextType.POINTTEXT || textFrame.kind === TextType.AREATEXT) {
textFrame.contents = documentTitle;
}
}
}

dt();

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Feb 19, 2024 Feb 19, 2024

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Thank you so much, Its working perfectly as I want. saved many clicks

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Feb 20, 2024 Feb 20, 2024

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Kurt are you scripting now? Welcome to the club!!! 

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Feb 20, 2024 Feb 20, 2024

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Carlos, I always tried to do some scripting for rather simple things and mainly for personal use.

 

Of course, for the complicated stuff I still prefer making bumpy actions.

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Engaged ,
Feb 20, 2024 Feb 20, 2024

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@Kurt Gold can we write Resepective Artobard Number at selected text frame ?

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Feb 21, 2024 Feb 21, 2024

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Do you mean only the artboard number? Or the artboard name as well? Or both?

 

Also, is this a request for a separate script or are you looking for an addition that combines the previous script with some more information?

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Engaged ,
Feb 22, 2024 Feb 22, 2024

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Only the respective Artboard Number, as you done for Document title.  whever I will create/select the text frame based on my custom formatting 

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Feb 22, 2024 Feb 22, 2024

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This should work. Note that the artboard on which the selected type objects are located has to be activated.

 

function artboardnumber() {

var doc = app.activeDocument;
if (doc && doc.artboards.length > 0) {
var activeArtboardIndex = doc.artboards.getActiveArtboardIndex();
var artboardNumber = activeArtboardIndex + 1;

for (var i = 0; i < doc.textFrames.length; i++) {
var textFrame = doc.textFrames[i];
        
if (textFrame.selected) {
if (textFrame.kind === TextType.POINTTEXT || textFrame.kind === TextType.AREATEXT) {
textFrame.contents = artboardNumber;
}
}
}
}
}

artboardnumber();

 

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Engaged ,
Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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It is working for single artbaord at single text frame only, When I select text frame at multiple artboards and run the script, Its not generated the Respective Artboard Number. as shown below

jkhakase_0-1708682992695.png

 

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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Yes, I already mentioned that in my previous post.

 

Of course, you could modify the script to get the desired behaviour as per your screenshot above.

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Feb 24, 2024 Feb 24, 2024

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Or you may try this attempt.

 

function anAll() {
    var doc = app.activeDocument;

    if (!doc || doc.artboards.length === 0) {
        return;
    }

    for (var i = 0; i < doc.textFrames.length; i++) {
        var textFrame = doc.textFrames[i];

        if (textFrame.selected && !textFrame.locked &&
            (textFrame.kind === TextType.POINTTEXT || textFrame.kind === TextType.AREATEXT)) {

            var artboardNumber = getArtboardNumber(textFrame);
            if (artboardNumber !== -1) {
                textFrame.contents = artboardNumber.toString();
            }
        }
    }
}

function getArtboardNumber(textFrame) {
    var doc = app.activeDocument;
    var textFrameBounds = textFrame.geometricBounds;

    for (var i = 0; i < doc.artboards.length; i++) {
        var artboardRect = doc.artboards[i].artboardRect;

        if (textFrameBounds[0] >= artboardRect[0] &&
            textFrameBounds[1] <= artboardRect[1] &&
            textFrameBounds[2] <= artboardRect[2] &&
            textFrameBounds[3] >= artboardRect[3]) {
            return i + 1;
        }
    }

    return -1;
}

anAll();

 

 

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Feb 25, 2024 Feb 25, 2024

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Really awesome!, working perectly as per custom need. Thank you so much

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Feb 21, 2024 Feb 21, 2024

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Hi @Kurt Gold 

 

Recently I Observed that this script is working at none selected text frame as well, and It replace all the text frame with document title. below is the screenshot of it. could you please check where is the issue.

jkhakase_0-1708511474428.png

 

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Feb 21, 2024 Feb 21, 2024

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As for the selection issue, you may take this instead.

 

function dt() {

var doc = app.activeDocument;
var documentTitle = doc.name.split('.')[0];

for (var i = 0; i < doc.textFrames.length; i++) {
var textFrame = doc.textFrames[i];

if (textFrame.selected) {
if (textFrame.kind === TextType.POINTTEXT || textFrame.kind === TextType.AREATEXT) {
textFrame.contents = documentTitle;
}
}
}
}

dt();

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Feb 21, 2024 Feb 21, 2024

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Thank you again, Amezing!, working perfectly 🙂

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