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Help with Batching - Ai10 - Adobe Illustrator Macintosh

Hi guys, I have a few questions. I have an action that opens a file and performs a series of stuff on them and ends with a save for web. I want the action to run without hickup or dialog boxes. Here's a list of my action sequence: unlock all unhide all select all copy paste to back outline stroke outline type select all offset path fill to none stroke to none save for web close (this will add a border around my images to avoid cut-offs when saving as a GIF) When all is said and done, I want ...

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    Default Help with Batching - Ai10

    Hi guys, I have a few questions.

    I have an action that opens a file and performs a series of stuff on them and ends with a save for web. I want the action to run without hickup or dialog boxes.

    Here's a list of my action sequence:

    unlock all
    unhide all
    select all
    copy
    paste to back
    outline stroke
    outline type
    select all
    offset path
    fill to none
    stroke to none
    save for web
    close

    (this will add a border around my images to avoid cut-offs when saving as a GIF)

    When all is said and done, I want to have my files output to a particular folder and then have my action close the source files without saving. This is where the problem lies. It keeps giving me the dialog of "save yes/no". I tried to include a revert command before close but that pops up a dialog too.

    What do I check or add to avoid the dialogs and retain my file's original states? I could only find "override 'open' commands".

    The only fix I can find is adding 9 undos until it reaches back to its original state, but I don't want it to chug away at something like that on 600 files. However, I'm sure that I'm missing the obvious.

    Any help is much appreciated.
    hitpawz@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Help with Batching - Ai10

    One quick side note. The unhide all and unlock all commands give errors during a batch if nothing is hidden or locked. Even though it doesn't give that error when you use those commands normally. No biggie but it forces me to save a log file.

    I suppose I could actually lock and hide all and then just reverse it to avoid the logging. Seem silly to me though.
    hitpawz@adobeforums.com Guest

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