I'm trying to follow this instruction: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/automation-actions.html#play_an_action_on_a_batch_of_files
But get stick at the first instruction because i cannot select Batch at the bottom of the Actions menu. Anyone has any idea?
It would help if yucan tell us what you have. What kind of files, what kind of actions, which system, version, etc.
I've recorded an action that converts a png file to a svg. It does an image-trace and then exports the file.
So i've no file opened, and want to convert a folder with png's in a batch to svg's.
I have the latest version of Illustrator from the Adobe creative cloud installed on windows which is up-to-date.
There is a Batch action in Bridge to do what you want.
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You should be able to choose Batch... from the Actions panel menu without a file open.
Did you already try to reset your Preferences (don't forget to first save your actions)?
Thanks for the tip. After restarting Illustrator i could access the batch command.
I've done some testing and it looks like the preset selection i make in the image-trace panel is not recorded into the action. Any ideas?
I found out you can also use your images traces presets from illustrator in Adobe bridge (Extra -> Illustrator -> Image trace). So i converted all the png's to Ai files with this adobe bridge feature and then used a badge action inside illustrator to convert the ai's to svg's
Thanks for your help!
Good to hear you've got it working.