How to run a script from an action?

Explorer ,
May 02, 2018

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Is it possible to run a script from an action?
Seems calling a script from a menu does not recordind into an action.

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Adobe Community Professional , May 03, 2018
Monika Gause Adobe Community Professional , May 03, 2018
The latest Illustrator version CC2018 can have scripts in actions. And it can even save those actions and the script stays inside them.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 03, 2018

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The latest Illustrator version CC2018 can have scripts in actions. And it can even save those actions and the script stays inside them.

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so there is no way to make it in versions prior CC2018 ?

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you should be able to add it vie 'insert menu item'. but when you restart illustrator, that step will be gone from what you recorded. it was a very old bug.

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Explorer ,
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yea, I have catched it ...

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Monika- Can you explain how to get the script inside the action? I inserted a Menu item for scripts and it's now listed in the action but it doesnt do anything. I didn't get to choose which script either.

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Which version?

Which system?

What does the script do?

Is it properly installed?

Did you doeverything in the action that the script is requiring in order to run?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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If you choose insert a menu item during the recording of an action, go to the File menu > Scripts and select the script (it should be installed).

When you stop recording, the script probably did not execute.

Try running the action to see the script working. 

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