13. Automating the Way You Work

What You’ll Do

Examine the Actions Panel

Build a New Action

Record an Action

Control the Playback of a Command

Add a Stop to an Action

Insert a Non-Recordable Command into an Action

Add a Command to an Action

Delete a Command from an Action

Work with Batch File Processing

Open and Use Scripts

Create and Edit Data Variables

Create and Format a Data Graph

Add Graph Designs to Graphs

Clean Up Unneeded Elements


Actions are similar to recording information on a tape; they record Illustrator commands and, like a tape recorder, can be played back at any time. Actions can be applied to any number of images. You can modify existing actions, and save them into a user-defined set. It’s even possible to save ...

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