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Action for saving PDF to current location with different file name?

Feb 15, 2013 1:33 PM

Tags: #illustrator #actions #saving_pdf

Hi there,


I'm working on building an action in Illustrator CS5 that will do the following:


  1. Delete the layer "original artwork"
  2. Select All
  3. Create Outlines
  4. Save as PDF "content.pdf" to the current working folder with specific settings in the Save PDF prompt


Up to step 4 this is pretty simple, but so far when trying to record the saving step it insists on using the directory that I'm building the action in - not the relative one based on where the current file is opened. Also, unlike the 'Save For Web JPEG' default Illustrator action, the PDF saving step doesn't retain any of the specific settings within the action.


Anyone find a solution for something similar? I feel like this would be a commonly asked question here, but I haven't found anything really asking about this.


Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!

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    Feb 16, 2013 11:02 AM   in reply to DAJMc

    I think there is a sample script inside the Illustrator programme folder.


    It probably does what you want.

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