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Hi All -

Maybe I'm behind on the learning curve on this one but I came across a useful stash of Illustrator scripts and plug-ins. Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso has a collection of scripts that would be of use to cartographers employing Illustrator. He also links to the Swiss Institute of Cartography's site. There are a number of equally useful plug-ins - all in German but with a little experimentation it's not too hard to figure out what's what. All are, happily, free. I particularly like the concatenate paths plug-in. That's a time-saver!

So . . . what other scripts and plug-ins are out there that we might all find useful?

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Good topic Rudy—did you get this info from the Real World Illustrator site?

I haven't tried Nathanials scripts yet but they look good. The script I have alsways found the most usefull are the Zamena scripts which are similar to his find-replace graphics without the interface and is an excelent way to get real Illy symbols to replace arc points.

http://illustrator.h...vascript/zamena
http://illustrator.h...ipt/zamena_size
http://illustrator.h...t/zamena_symbol

More usefull scripts here:
http://illustrator.h...ript/uebersicht

Haven't used yet but I am def looking forward to having John Wundes Align Text script at my disposal.
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Good topic Rudy—did you get this info from the Real World Illustrator site?

I haven't tried Nathanials scripts yet but they look good. The script I have alsways found the most usefull are the Zamena scripts which are similar to his find-replace graphics without the interface and is an excelent way to get real Illy symbols to replace arc points.

http://illustrator.h...vascript/zamena
http://illustrator.h...ipt/zamena_size
http://illustrator.h...t/zamena_symbol

More usefull scripts here:
http://illustrator.h...ript/uebersicht


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Yes - I got this from Mordy Golding's Real World Illustrator blog. Thanks for the additional script links. I've seen some of them before.

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I've got a pile of objects that need to be rotated individually by 6.5 degrees. Does anyone know of a script out there that can do that for me? I've looked but have had no luck finding one.

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I've got a pile of objects that need to be rotated individually by 6.5 degrees. Does anyone know of a script out there that can do that for me? I've looked but have had no luck finding one.


No need for a script, the little-known Transform Each option will do that for you:

Object -> Transform -> Transform Each
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Hans -

I guess that's why I couldn't find it as a script! Thanks very much. That saves me a bundle of time. If I'm ever in the Netherlands again, I'll look you up and buy you lunch (don't hold your breath - it won't happen until the kids have moved out :) )

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Illustrator sometimes doesn't like to Transform Each on sublayers (transforming all the objects as one). If this happens to you, just move the sublayers with the objects out to the top most level, Transform Each, and then you can put the sublayers back

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I guess that's why I couldn't find it as a script! Thanks very much. That saves me a bundle of time. If I'm ever in the Netherlands again, I'll look you up and buy you lunch (don't hold your breath - it won't happen until the kids have moved out :) )


Whereabouts in Canada are you? ;) I've got contacts in BC (Vancouver) and Ontario (Toronto, Waterloo) where I occasionally travel to, so if I'm anywhere close, I can take you up on that offer :P
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I guess that's why I couldn't find it as a script! Thanks very much. That saves me a bundle of time. If I'm ever in the Netherlands again, I'll look you up and buy you lunch (don't hold your breath - it won't happen until the kids have moved out :) )


Whereabouts in Canada are you? ;) I've got contacts in BC (Vancouver) and Ontario (Toronto, Waterloo) where I occasionally travel to, so if I'm anywhere close, I can take you up on that offer :P


Toronto area. Definitely - if you are in the area, let me know.

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I absolutely cannot live without Rick Johnson's Concatenate plugin. http://rj-graffix.co...re/plugins.html




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