PlacedItem

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index

Description

An artwork item placed in a document as a linked file.

For example, an artwork object created using the File > Place command in Illustrator or using the add() method of the placedItems collection object is a placed item.

For information, see PlacedItems.


Properties

PlacedItem.artworkKnockout

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].artworkKnockout

Description

Is this object used to create a knockout, and if so, what kind of knockout.

Type

KnockoutState


PlacedItem.blendingMode

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].blendingMode

Description

The blend mode used when compositing an object.

Type

BlendModes


PlacedItem.boundingBox

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].boundingBox

Description

The dimensions of the placed art item regardless of transformations.

Type

Array of 4 numbers


PlacedItem.contentVariable

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].contentVariable

Description

The content variable bound to the item.

Type

Variable


PlacedItem.controlBounds

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].controlBounds

Description

The bounds of the object including stroke width and controls.

Type

Array of 4 numbers; read-only.


PlacedItem.editable

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].editable

Description

If true, this item is editable.

Type

Boolean; read-only.


PlacedItem.file

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].file

Description

The file containing the artwork.

Type

File; read-only.


PlacedItem.geometricBounds

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].geometricBounds

Description

The bounds of the object excluding stroke width.

Type

Array of 4 numbers; read-only.


PlacedItem.height

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].height

Description

The height of the group item.

Type

Number (double)


PlacedItem.hidden

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].hidden

Description

If true, this item is hidden.

Type

Boolean


PlacedItem.isIsolated

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].isIsolated

Description

If true, this object is isolated.

Type

Boolean


PlacedItem.layer

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].layer

Description

The layer to which this item belongs.

Type

Layer; read-only.


PlacedItem.left

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].left

Description

The position of the left side of the item (in points, measured from the left side of the page).

Type

Number (double)


PlacedItem.locked

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].locked

Description

If true, this item is locked.

Type

Boolean


PlacedItem.matrix

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].matrix

Description

The transformation matrix of the placed artwork.

Type

Matrix


PlacedItem.name

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].name

Description

The name of this item.

Type

String


PlacedItem.note

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].note

Description

The note assigned to this item.

Type

String


PlacedItem.opacity

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].opacity

Description

The opacity of the object. Range: 0.0 to 100.0

Type

Number (double)


PlacedItem.parent

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].parent

Description

The parent of this object.

Type

Layer or GroupItem


PlacedItem.position

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].position

Description

The position (in points) of the top left corner of the pluginItem object in the format [x, y]. Does not include stroke weight.

Type

Array of 2 numbers; read-only.


PlacedItem.selected

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].selected

Description

If true, this item is selected.

Type

Boolean


PlacedItem.sliced

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].sliced

Description

If true, the item sliced.

Default: false

Type

Boolean


PlacedItem.tags

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].tags

Description

The tags contained in this item.

Type

Tags; read-only.


PlacedItem.top

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].top

Description

The position of the top of the item (in points, measured from the bottom of the page).

Type

Number (double)


PlacedItem.typename

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].typename

Description

The class name of the referenced object.

Type

String; read-only.


PlacedItem.uRL

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].uRL

Description

The value of the Adobe URL tag assigned to this item.

Type

String


PlacedItem.visibilityVariable

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].visibilityVariable

Description

The visibility variable bound to the item.

Type

Variable


PlacedItem.visibleBounds

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].visibleBounds

Description

The visible bounds of the item including stroke width.

Type

Array of 4 numbers; read-only.


PlacedItem.width

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].width

Description

The width of the item.

Type

Number (double)


PlacedItem.wrapInside

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].wrapInside

Description

If true, the text frame object should be wrapped inside this object.

Type

Boolean


PlacedItem.wrapOffset

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].wrapOffset

Description

The offset to use when wrapping text around this object.

Type

Number (double)


PlacedItem.wrapped

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].wrapped

Description

If true, wrap text frame objects around this object (text frame must be above the object).

Type

Boolean


PlacedItem.zOrderPosition

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].zOrderPosition

Description

The position of this item within the stacking order of the group or layer (parent) that contains the item.

Type

Number; read-only.


Methods

PlacedItem.duplicate()

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].duplicate([relativeObject][, insertionLocation])

Description

Creates a duplicate of the selected object.

Parameters

Parameter Type Description
relativeObject Object, optional Object to duplicate to
insertionLocation ElementPlacement, optional Location to insert element

Returns

PlacedItem


PlacedItem.embed()

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].embed()

Description

Embeds this art in the document. Converts the art to art item objects as needed and deletes this object.

Returns

Nothing.


PlacedItem.move()

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].move(relativeObject, insertionLocation)

Description

Moves the object.

Parameters

Parameter Type Description
relativeObject Object Object to move element within
insertionLocation ElementPlacement, optional Location to move element to

Returns

PlacedItem


PlacedItem.remove()

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].remove()

Description

Deletes this object.

Returns

Nothing.


PlacedItem.resize()

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].resize(scaleX, scaleY[,changePositions][,changeFillPatterns][,changeFillGradients][,changeStrokePattern][,changeLineWidths][,scaleAbout])

Description

Scales the art item where scaleX is the horizontal scaling factor and scaleY is the vertical scaling factor. 100.0 = 100%.

Parameters

Parameter Type Description
scaleX Number (double) Horizontal scaling factor
scaleY Number (double) Vertical scaling factor
changePositions Boolean, optional Whether to effect art object positions and orientations
changeFillPatterns Boolean, optional Whether to transform fill patterns
changeFillGradients Boolean, optional Whether to transform fill gradients
changeStrokePattern Boolean, optional Whether to transform stroke patterns
changeLineWidths Number (double), optional The amount to scale line widths
scaleAbout Transformation, optional The point to use as anchor, to transform about

Returns

Nothing.


PlacedItem.rotate()

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].rotate(angle[,changePositions][,changeFillPatterns][,changeFillGradients][,changeStrokePattern][,rotateAbout])

Description

Rotates the art item relative to the current rotation.

The object is rotated counter-clockwise if the angle value is positive, clockwise if the value is negative.

Parameters

Parameter Type Description
angle Number (double) The angle amount to rotate the element
changePositions Boolean, optional Whether to effect art object positions and orientations
changeFillPatterns Boolean, optional Whether to transform fill patterns
changeFillGradients Boolean, optional Whether to transform fill gradients
changeStrokePattern Boolean, optional Whether to transform stroke patterns
rotateAbout Transformation, optional The point to use as anchor, to transform about

Returns

Nothing.


PlacedItem.trace

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].trace()

Description

Converts the raster art for this object to vector art, using default options.

Reorders the raster art into the source art of a plug-in group, and converts it into a group of filled and/or stroked paths that resemble the original image.

Creates and returns a PluginItem object that references a TracingObject object.

Returns

PluginItem


PlacedItem.transform()

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].transform(transformationMatrix[, changePositions][, changeFillPatterns][, changeFillGradients][, changeStrokePattern][, changeLineWidths][, transformAbout])

Description

Transforms the art item by applying a transformation matrix.

Parameters

Parameter Type Description
transformationMatrix Matrix Transformation matrix to apply
changePositions Boolean, optional Whether to change Positions
changeFillPatterns Boolean, optional Whether to change Fill Patterns
changeFillGradients Boolean, optional Whether to change Fill Gradients
changeStrokePattern Boolean, optional Whether to change Stroke Pattern
changeLineWidths Number (double), optional The amount to scale line widths
transformAbout Transformation, optional The point to use as anchor, to transform about

Returns

Nothing.


PlacedItem.translate()

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].translate([deltaX][, deltaY][, transformObjects][, transformFillPatterns][, transformFillGradients][, transformStrokePatterns])

Description

Repositions the art item relative to the current position, where deltaX is the horizontal offset and deltaY is the vertical offset.

Parameters

Parameter Type Description
deltaX Number (double), optional Horizontal offset
deltaY Number (double), optional Vertical offset
transformObjects Boolean, optional Whether to transform Objects
transformFillPatterns Boolean, optional Whether to transform Fill Patterns
transformFillGradients Boolean, optional Whether to transform Fill Gradients
transformStrokePatterns Boolean, optional Whether to transform Stroke Patterns

Returns

Nothing.


PlacedItem.zOrder()

app.activeDocument.placedItems[index].zOrder(zOrderCmd)

Description

Arranges the art item’s position in the stacking order of the group or layer (parent) of this object.

Parameters

Parameter Type Description
zOrderCmd ZOrderMethod Stacking order arrangement method

Returns

Nothing.


Example

Changing the selection state of placed items

// Toggles the selection state of all placed items.
if (app.documents.length > 0) {
  for (i = 0; i < app.activeDocument.placedItems.length; i++) {
    var placedArt = app.activeDocument.placedItems[i];
    placedArt.selected = !(placedArt.selected);
  }
}