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Chapter 22. Speeding Up Illustrator and ... > Automating Tasks with Actions

Automating Tasks with Actions

Much like Photoshop, Illustrator gives you a way to automate tasks you might perform over and over, through the use of actions. Although creating actions can sometimes involve trial and error, they are completely worth the time. Have you ever worked on a project where creativity took a back seat to tedium because you had to perform the same tasks over and over? That would have been the perfect time for an action.

Choose Window, Actions to open the Actions palette (see Figure 22.1). Notice that Illustrator offers numerous actions that have already been created and loaded. You take a look at one of these as an introduction, to get more detailed information about how actions work and how to work with them.


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