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Save Export Selection automatically with Actions

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Aug 15, 2020

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Hi everyone, I've managed to record Actions to perform the Export Selection (through Insert Menu Item). However, when running the Action, I would naturally be stuck at each juncture of the Export Selection screen, having to manually click on the Export Asset button in order to save that selection. The Action then moves to another selection I've recorded and I get stuck again at the Export Selection screen and have to click on the Export Asset button again.

 

Is there any way I can have the Action automatically export the asset, without me having to click on the Export Asset button?

 

The reason I am trying to get this to work is because I have quite a number of selections to be exported in the file and it's repetitive. As such, I desire for a way to simply run the Action and have all the exported PNG files saved automatically without me having to manually click on Export Asset for each selection I've recorded in the Action.

 

Thanks a million!

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A combination might work.

 

You could also go the old-fashioned way using just an action. Basically, the steps would be for example:

 

  • Copy current selection
  • File > New
  • Paste
  • File > Save As or File > Export > Export As

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Save Export Selection automatically with Actions

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Hi everyone, I've managed to record Actions to perform the Export Selection (through Insert Menu Item). However, when running the Action, I would naturally be stuck at each juncture of the Export Selection screen, having to manually click on the Export Asset button in order to save that selection. The Action then moves to another selection I've recorded and I get stuck again at the Export Selection screen and have to click on the Export Asset button again.

 

Is there any way I can have the Action automatically export the asset, without me having to click on the Export Asset button?

 

The reason I am trying to get this to work is because I have quite a number of selections to be exported in the file and it's repetitive. As such, I desire for a way to simply run the Action and have all the exported PNG files saved automatically without me having to manually click on Export Asset for each selection I've recorded in the Action.

 

Thanks a million!

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Correct answer by Kurt_Gold | Adobe Community Professional

A combination might work.

 

You could also go the old-fashioned way using just an action. Basically, the steps would be for example:

 

  • Copy current selection
  • File > New
  • Paste
  • File > Save As or File > Export > Export As

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Aug 16, 2020

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Anyone? Or would I need to run a script?

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That is just the cruel fate of dialog based commands that are called with the Insert Menu Item command. They cannot be suspended.

 

Unfortunately, during the past decade the Illustrator team lost some sight of incorporating all sorts of commands and (possible) concepts when it comes to enhance the entire action capabilities. More and more application commands are just not actionable at all. It's a crying shame (compared to Photoshop's action capabilities it may rather be called an unconditional surrender).

 

However, as per your description I can imagine some workarounds, but taking a look at some sample files would certainly be required.

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I see. Do you think m writing a script that is combined with my existing set of Actions which I've put through, would solve it? I've already gotten the Actions done up. Just left with having to manually click through Export Asset which is a pain as it can get repetitive and I've numerous assets. 

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A combination might work.

 

You could also go the old-fashioned way using just an action. Basically, the steps would be for example:

 

  • Copy current selection
  • File > New
  • Paste
  • File > Save As or File > Export > Export As

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