Editing an action set in a text editor


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Editing an action set in a text editor

All right, so here's the thing. When you're saving and you're exporting files, if you've got that little line in there that has a file name, then you are going to keep saving over that file, unless you open up the dialog box, and manually change the name. However, if we can get rid of that file name and I am going to show you how to do it, then Illustrator will just go ahead and keep the name of the file, such as Musical review or Variation 1 or Variation 2, and then append the proper extension. So let me show you how that works. Now I warn you upfront this involves a little bit of mild hacking.

Basically, we're going to have to create an alternate action set and then we are going to have to open it up inside of a text editor, then we will edit a few lines of type that won't make any sense. We are just going to grab ten characters and delete them and then change a number, you'll see. And then we have got to save that out, and open it back up inside of Illustrato...

Editing an action set in a text editor
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Editing an action set in a text editor provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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