script rotate content to 180 degrees

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Mar 24, 2021 Mar 24, 2021

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Hello,

Can I rotate the content of an artboard with  180 degrees with a script?and optional : to save in ai format but for an older version than  CS6

I know it's possible with an action, but it's about several files with different formats..

 

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Enthusiast , Mar 30, 2021 Mar 30, 2021
To rotate on multiple artboards: var doc = app.activeDocument; var paths = doc.pathItems; function multiRotate (){ for (var i = 0; i < doc.artboards.length; i++) { doc.artboards.setActiveArtboardIndex(i); var AB = doc.artboards[i].artboardRect; var tempRect = paths.rectangle(AB[1], AB[0], AB[2]-AB[0], -AB[3]+AB[1]); doc.selectObjectsOnActiveArtboard(); app.executeMenuCommand("group"); app.selection[0].rotate(-180); app.executeMenuComma...

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Mar 24, 2021 Mar 24, 2021

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Hi, 

For rotation what you want to rotate, each pageitems exists on the artboard or the groupItems?

Below is the sample script, to rotate the each pageitems of the document

 

function main() {
    var doc = app.activeDocument;
    var _items = doc.pageItems;
    for (var k = 0; k < _items.length; k++) {
        _items[k].rotate(180);
    }
}
main();

 

 

In case you want to rotate the group, replace following line

 

 var _items = doc.pageItems;

 

with 

 

 var _items = doc.groupItems;

 

 

 

 

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Explorer ,
Mar 24, 2021 Mar 24, 2021

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Sorry but is not work

the rotation  must be as in the picture I attached above..as if you were rotating the artboard and content

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Enthusiast ,
Mar 24, 2021 Mar 24, 2021

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This is a script I wrote for rotating everything 90 degrees.  Try changing the 90 in line 6 to 180.  

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/rotate-an-entire-document-with-all-elements-90-degrees/m-... 

 

 

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@femkeblanco 

It works.

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Explorer ,
Mar 29, 2021 Mar 29, 2021

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Thanks

The  script from link doesn't work for me too so I made some changes. now it works but only for one artboard
I can't figure out how to do it I have more than one artboards....

this is the script...

var doc = app.activeDocument;  
var artSize = doc.artboards; 
var groups = app.activeDocument.groupItems;
var originalDocPath = doc.path;  
var originalDocName = doc.name;  
var allLayers = doc.layers;  
originalDocName = originalDocName.replace(/\.pdf|\.ai/gi, "")  
  
  for(i=0;i<artSize.length;i++){  
     var t=artSize[i].artboardRect[1] ;  
     var l=artSize[i].artboardRect[0];  
     var x=artSize[i].artboardRect[2]-artSize[i].artboardRect[0];  
     var y=artSize[i].artboardRect[1]-artSize[i].artboardRect[3];  
     var box = doc.pathItems.rectangle (t, l, x, y);  
     }  

function rotate(){
app.executeMenuCommand( "selectall");
app.executeMenuCommand( "group");
groups[0].rotate(-180);
app.executeMenuCommand( "deselectall");
box.selected = true;
app.executeMenuCommand( "setCropMarks");
app.activeDocument.artboards[0].remove();
app.executeMenuCommand( "selectall");
app.executeMenuCommand( "ungroup");
app.executeMenuCommand( "deselectall");
}

function saveAiFile(){
    // 8, 9, 10, 11 (cs), 12 (cs2), 13 (cs3), 14 (cs4), 15 (cs5), 16 (cs6), 17 (cc)
    targetVersion = 15;
    var saveOptions = new IllustratorSaveOptions();
    saveOptions.compatibility = Compatibility[ "ILLUSTRATOR" + targetVersion ];
    saveOptions.flattenOutput = OutputFlattening.PRESERVEAPPEARANCE;
    saveOptions.compressed = false;
    saveOptions.pdfCompatible = false;
    saveOptions.saveMultipleArtboards = true;
    //saveOptions.artboardRange = true;
    app.activeDocument.saveAs(File(originalDocPath + "/" + originalDocName + ".ai"), saveOptions);
}

rotate()
saveAiFile()

 

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Mar 30, 2021 Mar 30, 2021

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To rotate on multiple artboards:

 

var doc = app.activeDocument;
var paths = doc.pathItems;

function multiRotate (){
    for (var i = 0; i < doc.artboards.length; i++) {
        doc.artboards.setActiveArtboardIndex(i);
        var AB = doc.artboards[i].artboardRect;
        var tempRect = paths.rectangle(AB[1], AB[0], AB[2]-AB[0], -AB[3]+AB[1]);
        doc.selectObjectsOnActiveArtboard();
        app.executeMenuCommand("group");
        app.selection[0].rotate(-180);
        app.executeMenuCommand("ungroup");
        app.selection = null;
        tempRect.remove();
    }
}
multiRotate();

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 24, 2021 Mar 24, 2021

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As you have mention 180, so script does 180. 

Please attach you ai sample file that will help us to guide in corrcet direction.

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For saving the file in lower version, try following snippet.

 

function saveFile(){
    // 8, 9, 10, 11 (cs), 12 (cs2), 13 (cs3), 14 (cs4), 15 (cs5), 16 (cs6), 17 (cc)
    targetVersion = 16;
    var saveOptions = new IllustratorSaveOptions();
    saveOptions.compatibility = Compatibility[ "ILLUSTRATOR" + targetVersion ];
    saveOptions.flattenOutput = OutputFlattening.PRESERVEAPPEARANCE;
    app.activeDocument.saveAs( File('~/Desktop/Test.ai'), saveOptions )
}

saveFile()

 

 

NOTE: Not tested from my side I don't have CS6 version.

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