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Christmas 2015

Sit tight... We are working on our additional DOMs for Lightning Storm to give you full support in both Illustrator and InDesign.

We will add updates as we go, this is expected for Christmas 2015 - tell us what you want included!

Added September 15, 2015 12:40 am

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Road-Block

We have reached a road-block with InDesign. We have found that InDesign is designed very differently than PS and AI. This has caused Dev to start from scratch with a new parser for InDesign.

There is no current time frame on the completion of the new parser as we are still researching all InDesign features we are able to take advantage of.  We will keep all users posted.
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Answered On January 29, 2016 3:43 am #

Illustrator Version

We have the Illustrator version of Export Kit working very similar to our Photoshop version but there are a few differences to note between Illustrator and Photoshop.

(1) The Illustrator Script DOM is much slower than Photoshop (you can note this in the Plugin load).
(2) Illustrator has a KNOWN BUG (since CS2...) with scripting where it will produce a ”PARM” error – once this happens, you MUST quit and restart Illustrator.  This bug is known to happen RANDOMLY and WITHOUT CAUSE: https://www.google.ca/search?q=illustrator%20parm%20error.

Beyond this, the plugin works great. We will ask for user feedback regarding Layer Views and Exports as the Illustrator layer structure is very different from Photoshop.

(a) Illustrator does not use folders, Photoshop does
(b) Illustrator uses layer elements, Photoshop does not

[More info to come...]

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Answered On September 20, 2015 6:06 pm #
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