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Chapter 24. Actions > To record an action:

To record an action:

1.
Open an existing file or create a new one.

2.
On the Actions palette, click the name of the action set you want the new action to belong to. (To create a new set, follow the previous set of instructions on this page).

3.
Click the Create New Action button at the bottom of the Actions palette.

4.
Enter a name for the action .

Figure 4. Use the New Action dialog box to change an action's name or keyboard shortcut, or to change its button display color for Button mode.


5.
Optional: Choose a keyboard shortcut for the action from the Function Key pop-up menu, and click the Shift and/or Command/Control box. Choose a color for the action name in Button mode from the Color pop-up menu.

6.
Click Record.

7.
Create and edit objects as you normally would. Any tool and menu commands that are recordable will appear on the action command list.

8.
Click the Stop button to end recording.

  • You can combine smaller actions or parts of actions into one action (see page 428).

You may find that an action needs to be enhanced or modified from its original recorded version. There are several techniques you can use to edit actions.


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