Using Print Presets in Actions For PDFs

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Nov 05, 2020

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Hi there,

I am trying to use specific print presets within different actions. Each action contains different print presets. When I go to record the print preset, the action will show the print preset as being recorded instead of the default Print Preset: [Default]. Now, when I run the action, the print preset will not be selected and will default back as if no print preset was selected at all.


My steps when creating the action:

  • CTRL + P
  • Selecting the desired print preset from drop down
  • Hitting done (instead of print)


With that, it will show Print Preset: [CUSTOM_PRESET_1] as a step for the action, but with this, the action will only run it as if I'm just pressing the print command. Am I doing something wrong or is this some sort of bug in Illustrator? I've always had this issue with previous versions of Illustrator as well. I am running Windows 10 and am using Illustrator 24.3 (cannot update to a later version at this time).

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