How to use an Action in Adobe Illustrator CS to print a batch of files at a specified mode and resolution.
Posted on 2006-07-20
I often have large quantities of Adobe Illustrator CS .EPS files to print out. I would like to automate the process so that it can run unattended in the evening. I created an Action in Illustrator to Open each illustration, print it, and then close the file. However, if I toggle the print dialog off, the illustration prints without using the defined Print Preset. It prints using the print preset that the illustration was created under. It seems that if the action doesn’t open the print dialog box you can not apply a print preset (which I need to do because we are specifying an output mode and a Printer Resolution). I can’t leave the printer dialog box on (which makes the action work) because it requires user input and therefore is not automated.
Does anyone have any ideas how to work around this or maybe a whole different way to print a batch of Illustrator EPS files while specifying the output mode and Printer Resolution? Thanks for your ideas.