Save/Save As doesn't work in Action
- Make a new document
- Record a new Action for Save (CMD+S) and Save As (Shift+CMD+S), stop Action
- Do something in the document - Draw the rectangle for example
- Play Save/Save As Action
- Close the document (Attention!!! No warning about Save Changes!!!)
- Open the document
Result: Opened document doesn't contain the rectangle.
That means nothing happened with this document while Play Actions
Illustrator ver. 24.0.2
It is the critical issue and my suggestion to downgrade Illustrator to 24.0.1, if you use "Save/Save as" and "Close" commands in Actions in your work
Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue.
We are unable to reproduce this issue at our end.
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1) Is it reproducible on the latest illustrator version 25.4.1?
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John P commented
I am having the same issue also. Recorded actions to export and save to folder. They worked fine and then I reopened the files and now they will not run the actions. I get the message "Can't save the illustration". Then "The object "Export As" Is currently unavailable. I'm on 25.4.1 and Big Sur 11.5.2 I am only exporting a few artboards to separate folders as png.
Same issue here, I need to save a variable data set of 5000 images & text as individual .pdfs so need the ability to create a Save As PDF action to achieve this.
Jason Axtell commented
If anyone knows of a workaround, or if there's any potential progress made on this issue, please keep us updated. We have the same issue, and it is a major concern. Thankfully we have a series of other actions we can use, but anything new is a bust.
Same problem... The "save as..." option is a very important issue... the malfunction make the Actions completely useless...
Brian B commented
This is also bugged for me. Makes automation not functional.
Justin Babcock commented
Is Adobe on to this at all? I see nothing here, and this is a major issue. My legacy actions continue to run with the save as and close functions, but I cannot write anything new. Yes, this is a big problem.
Perhaps a workaround: Write a new action in a legacy version, then import it? I don't have any legacy versions installed, so I may be screwed there
Have the same problem in Illustrator 24.2.3 and Mac OS Catalina 10.15.6. It worked fine before the upgrade to Catalina...
The Action panel does not seem to record the Save action at all. This is a disaster since I use the Action panel to auto-save to PDF many times per working day.
Please fix this Adobe!
Yes, I have the same problem.
I use :AI 24.1.2
system: Mac 10.14.6