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move in an action

Feb 14, 2013 1:28 PM

Tags: #action #recording #tool #move #record

I have two documents open, both flat (1-layer). Let's call them A and B, with A in the foreground.  While recording an action, I bring B to the foreground and see "Select previous document" in the action pane, then select the move tool, and hold down the shift key to drag B onto A and center it.  The action shows "Select next document", as it should.  But the move isn't recorded.  The history shows a drag took place, but it's not in the action.  I've tried this by following the drag with other recordable commands, but the drag isn't recorded.  Not using shift-drag doesn't make any difference, either.  Aren't move tool steps recordable in an action?


Running CS6 Extended  13.0.4 on a Mac Pro, OSX 10.8.2.

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    Feb 14, 2013 3:45 PM   in reply to genenphotos

    Move within a document will be recorded but not Move from one doc to another.

    An alternative to record may be:


    target the required layer in doc B

    Select All (Cmd+A)

    Copy (Cmd+C)

    activate doc A

    Select All (Cmd+A) // to ensure paste will be centred on canvas

    Paste (Cmd+V)

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