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  1. Visible keyboard shortcuts for actions

    In photoshop you can see the keyboard shortcuts for a created action right behind the action in the action-window. Why isn't this possible in illustrator?

    47 votes

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  2. Better Action Set Organization in Illustrator

    We have a lot of Actions but only a few are needed at a time based on the workflow you're currently in. It would be great to have the "for the moment" unutilized actions hidden when in button mode. Action Sets functioning like Libraries while in Button Mode without having to delete and then reload is not a good way of going about this.

    31 votes

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  3. Batch apply action to selected items

    It strikes me as absolutely bizarre that you can't apply an action to multiple objects in turn. You can batch apply actions to files. You can apply actions to selected objects. You can apply actions to a selected group of objects I think? But you can't batch apply actions to groups of objects. I have about 300 really short little lines in an infographic that I need to be the same length. They're fairly spread out and any anchor selection based approach would take 2 hours. What an incredible hassle.

    22 votes

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  4. Making all functions recordable

    Corel has had this feature for ever. Need to increase productivity by recording actions and applying quick keys to it. But we need to record extensions, and scripts that we run.

    15 votes

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  5. Update Actions to record more features

    In order of importance would love to see illustrator actions record

    1) the pdf preset, when saving to pdf
    2) save as location next to existing file as an option - i currently save to desktop and manually move the file.
    3) layer name when cut copying pasting, selecting all
    4) find font to not need the font loaded to work. We use this to eradicate old type 1 fonts that are buggy and crash computer.
    5) new swatch to remember the global swatch name when recording.

    13 votes

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  6. Please allow "ACTIONS" menu to record the SCALE in EXPORT SCREENS dialog for Artboards

    Please allow "ACTIONS" menu to record the SCALE in the EXPORT SCREENS dialog for Artboards. I'd love to be able to record ALL the frequent filetypes and associated sizes for each asset and deliver an ACTION to my entire TEAM that makes this efficient for our everyday usage.

    12 votes

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  7. Allow custom keyboard shortcuts for custom Actions (beyond the F1-F14 keys)

    I work speedily. Shortcuts are my thing. The F1 keys are a hard reach for me on my keyboard and I usually need to use my eyes to be sure I'm selecting the right F key. Why not just let the user assign a custom keyboard shortcut for each custom action?

    11 votes

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  8. Save A Copy Action with current name of file

    Currently, if you create an Action and go to File > Save A Copy... with a PDF Preset and in specific folder or desktop etc., it saves the file name that you create the Action with in the Action.
    It doesn't update to the new file you are applying the action to. So if you run this action on several documents they all save over each other unless you manually change the file name in the operating system.
    It would be nice if there was an option that lets you add the file name to which the action is being…

    10 votes

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  9. Make "Constrain Width and Height Proportions" Actionable.

    "Constrain Width and Height Proportions" setting is not remembered in an Action. Therefore, the Action will perform incorrectly if this setting has been changed since the Action was run. Make this option controllable within the Action.

    10 votes

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  10. Record OK button in Actions

    In my action I need to confirm a dialog manually all the time. Can't figure out how to get the robot to click 'OK'.

    9 votes

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  11. batch action to include image trace with ignore white plus expand

    I would like to use image trace including advanced setting ignore white, plus expand to get paths, in a batch action. I can do these as separate actions, but not in combination on one image and not at all as a batch process. I confirmed this is a limitation of illustrator currently with your support reps in live chats. If you could add this in your next update that would be great! thanks.

    9 votes

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  12. Link Actions together

    I use actions a lot to set up files for different products. Using Multiple different actions one after each other depending on specifics of the job.

    I'd like to see a way to add a step that would link certain actions together, so that at the end of one action, I could have a window pop up giving me options to run other actions.

    For example:
    1. I play Action 1
    2. The last step of Action 1 is a dialog box with the options to play Action 2 or Action 3 or Stop
    3. I click on Action 3…

    9 votes

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  13. Allow Batch Actions to work on all open files

    Batch Actions can work on a folder of files but not all open files. Photoshop can do this, why not Illustrator?

    8 votes

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  14. Make "Export Selection…" Actionable.

    The fact that "Actions" is not in the list is telling.

    Make "Export Selection…" Actionable. Currently, it is not recognized when recording an Action of when "Adding a menu item" to an existing action.

    Actons, in general, are in dire need of attention in Illustrator. Please consider making them a priority.

    8 votes

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  15. Allow assignable shortcut key for "Convert selected anchor points to smooth (and corner)" action

    Would like to assign a shortcut key for both "Convert selected anchor points to smooth" and "Convert selected anchor points to corner" actions, similar to pressing available button when an anchor is selected.

    6 votes

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  16. In actions, ability to copy a dimension from transform window and paste in a move command

    In actions, the ability to copy a horizontal or vertical dimension from the transform palette so that it can be pasted in another command (usually move).
    For example, I'd like to be able (in an action) to copy the height of a selected object, then paste that elsewhere, such as move that distance, or create a rectangle with that measurement as one of the dimensions.

    5 votes

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  17. Change values of recorded actions

    It would be great if the values of recorded actions can be changed in the actions panel.

    5 votes

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  18. Actions for Image Tracing

    Hi Adobe, PLEASE can you add more detail to the actions. For example, when I run an image trace, I don't just want to rerun the last one as I have different presets. I want to be able to say use the "Outline Fills" Image Trace and expand. Additionally these should be able to be adjusted later by double clicking the action line - like photoshop does

    Thank you!

    4 votes

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  19. AFP to SMB link conversion

    Create a function that examines the file links in an ai file and convert any AFP links to SMB links.

    4 votes

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  20. Illustrator Actions switching document tabs

    I have two document templates open. I would love to be able to use the Actions to record my action of switching tabs and continuing my actions on the second document. I know the keyboard shortcuts for switching tabs, but I can't record that action in Actions panel.

    4 votes

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