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Batch saving

Batch saving

Batch saving

(OP)
Is there a way to batch save files as pdf or other file type as needed back into the calling folder? not into a central folder, but like photoshop does  

RE: Batch saving

The Actions panel has a batch option in its fly-out menu.

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RE: Batch saving

(OP)
Yes, I know about the batch. However when doing a 'save as' then selecting a different file format it automatically choses that folder so if I open another folder and try to use the action, it will 'save as' into the old folder. Does anyone know a work around? In photoshop it works, but not illustrator.

RE: Batch saving

Go to File -> Scripts -> SaveDocsAsPDF

You can find the .jsx file in /Applications/Adobe Illustrator CS4/Presets.localized/en_US/Scripts/SaveDocsAsPDF.jsx if you want to see how its done. You can just alter the save options for other formats.

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RE: Batch saving

(OP)
Very cool, was hoping there was a work around!  Why can't programs from the same company have the same options?!?

RE: Batch saving

It's a long standing Adobe mystery. They execute to perfection many needs of their target industries and yet miss completely obvious features. They should hire me as Head of Unification.

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RE: Batch saving

(OP)
Every script I find wants to save them all to a central folder, not the file's home folder. I've not dealt with scripts before, is this even possible?

RE: Batch saving

Every document object has a .path property which points to its location. If you pass that path plus the new name to the saveAs() method, you should have no problem. If I had more time I'd whip up a script for ya.

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RE: Batch saving

I just remembered there's an override export command in the batch setting that may allow you do choose a new path for each batch without having to re-record the action.

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