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Chapter 27. Automation Through Actions > Recording Custom Actions

Recording Custom Actions

The true power of Actions becomes apparent when you record your own. The 24 Actions supplied with Illustrator are not of particular value. Most of them replicate rather simple procedures that you can accomplish with a single click or two.

The first step in recording an Action should always be making a copy of your original file. Because Illustrator executes the steps of an Action while it's being recorded, you should always work with a copy.


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