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Chapter 7. Working Smarter with Scriptin... > Illustrator's Custom Actions

Illustrator's Custom Actions

The true power of Actions becomes apparent when you record your own. Most of the 22 Actions supplied with Illustrator are of no particular value (with the notable exception of Delete Unused Palette Items). They replicate rather simple procedures that you can accomplish with a single click or two.

Before recording an Action, you should always make 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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