Is there a BUILT-IN way to delete all empty layers? (AI 2020)

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Feb 21, 2020 Feb 21, 2020

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Built-in meaning no scripts/plugins that I need to install. Is there an actual option or setting somewhere in cleanup that will automatically target empty layers? Kind of like the option to clean up unused panel items or empty text, etc. Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 21, 2020 Feb 21, 2020
Sometimes there are environments that do not allow using scripts or plugins. Therefore I think that this requirement is not necessarily beside the point. Unfortunately, at the moment there is no straightforward built-in command to delete all empty layers. You could indeed cobble something together with an action, but probably this is not what you are looking for.

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Especially when it is written by the famous Carlos Canto!

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specially!! hahaha

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So, Actions are ok, but Scripts are a no no??

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Sometimes there are environments that do not allow using scripts or plugins. Therefore I think that this requirement is not necessarily beside the point.

 

Unfortunately, at the moment there is no straightforward built-in command to delete all empty layers. You could indeed cobble something together with an action, but probably this is not what you are looking for.

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Thanks so much! It's a chore constantly checking if something just isn't a feature or if it's buried somewhere so it's it's nice to know what is and isn't there. 

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is it less of a chore to delete empty layers manually than having to install a script?

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My solution for this was selecting all layers and bring them all to front... all the empty layers will stay at the bottom .. so you can clearly see what should be deleted

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