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Part: Five Going Public > Illustrator Actions

Chapter 25. Illustrator Actions

As you probably know by this stage in its evolution, the Action palette, rightly enough, stores actions that are groups of steps designed to complete a specific procedure. And it's another one of the handful of miraculously timesaving and sanity-saving devices that a lot of people don't take the time to use despite how it can change their life, or at least their workday.

The Actions palette, shown in Figure 25.1, allows you to display its actions in either the Default mode or the Button mode. Default mode allows you to see every detail of every entry, should you so desire, and make some further refinements to those entries as well. Button mode shows only the action names, as shown on the right of Figure 25.1. Although it provides no details, Button mode can show you more actions at once.

Figure 25.1. Within the Actions palette, you can choose to display the actions and set hierarchies or just display the action buttons.


It's human nature, or maybe the semi-Pavlovian response that passes for it in this technical age, to want to double-click on something to make it work. Double-clicking on the name of an action to run it will only, frustratingly, bring up its puny Options dialog box, so you will quickly be cured of the temptation to do this.



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