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Recording an action

New Here ,
Nov 07, 2022 Nov 07, 2022

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Just upgraded to Acrobat Pro DC. In a much older version, I could easily record multi-step actions. In this version, after I create and run an action, the next time I run the action on a new PDF, it asks me to repeat the same steps I took originally…no automation, in other words. Not finding any discussions about how to do that in this forum or with a general internet search. I'm sure it must be possible, and probably even simple.

 

Thanks for any tips or pointers to help pages.

 

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Nov 07, 2022 Nov 07, 2022

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Disable the option "Prompt User".

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Nov 07, 2022 Nov 07, 2022

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Thanks for the response Bernd. I am not seeing a "Prompt User" anywhere in the process. Here's the report if that's useful at all:

 

[-]5256 DRS2005 copy.pdf(Succeeded)

Import a Layer

Command Name: Import a Layer
Command Start Time: 2022-11-07 12:28:10
Command Status: Succeeded
Command Finish Time: 2022-11-07 12:28:40

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Nov 07, 2022 Nov 07, 2022

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You need to edit the Action, then open the "Import a Layer" command on the right-hand side and make sure this box is NOT ticked:

 

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Nov 08, 2022 Nov 08, 2022

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D'OH! Got it. Thanks for the extra-simple illustration, TRY67.

Next question (and the final one, I think) in earlier versions of Acrobat there was an "Add open files" option to the "Add files" command. Not seeing that in Pro DC. Is that also somewhere so obvious I can't find it?

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Nov 09, 2022 Nov 09, 2022

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I can't check right now, but I believe it should still be available.

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Nov 09, 2022 Nov 09, 2022

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At the dropdown menu use "Manage Files..."

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Nov 15, 2022 Nov 15, 2022

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Thanks again, Bernd. At the "Manage Files" window, I have the opportunity to chase down files just the same as I do at "Add Files" at the top of that pull-down menu. I think I'll wind up using the "Add Folders" option which is right below "Add Files." Most of the time I'm applying the action to a finite group like that.

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