when I run actions in CS6 it does nothing close to what Ive recorded , "move" dosnt work, "reflect" dosnt work ,"copy" dosnt work ? and when I record simple moves it places shapes in compleately different areas then where I recorded them Ive try'd breaking the set up into the smallist possible actions ,with function keys and without . Ive try'd reconfigureing all types of presets in all sorts of combo's its driveing me nuts can anyone esplain ?!?!?
All those commands you mentioned should work, you just need to select what you wnat the action to run on prior to running the action (whcih it sounds liek you did for the move test you did).
What would help to solve this is to know if you are having a problem with these action not running at all, or are the objects snapping to a different location because of something like align to pixel grid being on.
my first command is "open" and it opens my file my second command is copy and the first dialog box opens and states that ( the object "copy" is not currently available ) and as long as its still in the clipboard from building the action after i hit continue it pastes the two objects it said the copy wasn't currently available for ...if the clip board is loaded with other stuf two of those pop up instead, next command is rectangle tool witch seems to work but where I record it is not where it shows up when i play back its in different areas everytime time i play back ,then the next command is shapemodes "crop" function witch cropped ounce then not but left the object i was cropping in lines view instead of pixel preview and rite now it just has the rectangles i made appear with solid white and a black stroke but when i recorded my little rectangles were clear with a small black stroke they're also way off to the side on playback ,then the second dialog box pops up and tells me that the object (?)"reflect" is also currently unavailable but it doesn't matter because they're white anyway's ..... any ways it goes on like that ,I have plenty of time between moves to let the program think....
Sorry, no solution, but here's chiming in to say I have the same problem, and it's driving me nuts.
Actions I saved earlier, and then imported, behave this way, "fresh" actions do not. I filed a report with Adobe, here's hoping they can trace it to something
Same problem here. Some (not all) imported Actions throw up similar errors: "The object "Scale" is not currently available."
I've seen it happen with the Scale and Shear commands. Not all Actions are affected, but the ones that are generate the error consistently.
Actions/steps created in CC work fine.
Illustrator CC on Mac 10.9.1.