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Acribat DC - How to remove duplicate Out of Box Actions?

Explorer ,
Jul 07, 2020 Jul 07, 2020

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Running Acrobat DC, 2020.009.20067 on Win 10.

Actions Panel shows a full duplicated set of the Out of Box Actions. I know I did this while puttzing around, but I dont know how.

Please tell me how to set the list back to out of box defaults. I will then add my own actions back in.

 

Thanks!

Dave

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Jul 07, 2020 Jul 07, 2020

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Use Tools > Action Wizard > Manage Actions 

There you can delete actions.

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Jul 08, 2020 Jul 08, 2020

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In Manage Actions, Remove is grayed out for OOB Actions. And the list of actions shows  twice.


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Jul 08, 2020 Jul 08, 2020

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How have you created the actions?

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Jul 15, 2020 Jul 15, 2020

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Originally, the .sequ files were named Action01.sequ, Action02.sequ, thru 06 - located here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat DC\Acrobat\Sequences\ENU\

To help keep track of how these matched the items in the Action Wizard's list, I had the great idea of renaming these files according to the "title=" tag in the XML. 

When I opened Acrobat DC, it added these "new" .sequ files to the Action Wizard's list, but also used the "title=" text, as it should.

So, now, the Set of OOB Actions is listed twice in Actions/Manage Actions, looking like duplicates. If I empty the ENU folder, the list in Acrbat does not clear. And, of course, in Manage Actions, they cannot be removed.

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To repeat my question:  How to remove the duplicates? Hopefully, I dont have to get IT in here to Re-Install Acrobat DC, and then reload my own .sequ files(?).  Btw, I tried doing Repair from Control Panel. This had no affect.

Thanks,

Dr

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Jul 08, 2020 Jul 08, 2020

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Go to the folder where the sequence (action) files are stored in delete the ones you don't want. Do this with Acrobat closed.

C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Acrobat\DC\Sequences

 

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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Jul 17, 2020 Jul 17, 2020

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FIXED IT!

I discovered this was a matter of deleting Registry items. If I save a copy of my Registry, I can also delete the OOB Actions, if I decide to - since I dont use them. This would make the Actions List short, clean, and would  only contain what I want - or use.

To everyone here, thank you for your attention. If appropriate, I could post specific RegEdit changes I made.

Regards,

dr

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