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Dec 29, 2020 Dec 29, 2020

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Im working on creating some Actions that speed up some of the repetition in my day. I did a couple easy alignment actions that have given me back years to my life already.  As I test how else I can use the Action capability, Im confused to why some commands record and others dont.

 

For instance, I made two actions that let me align to selections and artboards. But I can't make 'Effect>Crop Marks' a step in an action.

 

Can anyone give me some insight as to why?

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 29, 2020 Dec 29, 2020
You need to add the menu item  Effect > Cropmarks during the recording from the actions menu.

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You need to add the menu item  Effect > Cropmarks during the recording from the actions menu.

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Jeez. That was easy. Thank you.

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Good to hear that helped. It is always unclear why some menu items record and others need this.

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Jan 01, 2021 Jan 01, 2021

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. In addition to the correct response given by Ton, I'd recommend checking out this help article(https://helpx.adobe.com/in/illustrator/using/specify-crop-marks-trimming-or.html) to know how to specify crop marks in Adobe Illustrator.

Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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