Quick Tips

Saving Your Actions As Printable Text Files

This is a totally undocumented actions tip, and if you need it, it’s a real lifesaver. Once you’ve created an action, you can actually save a text document with all the action steps so you can have a printed hard copy of your action. Here’s how: In the Actions palette, click on the action set containing the action that you want to save as a text document. Hold Command-Option (PC: Control-Alt) and from the Actions palette’s flyout menu, choose Save Actions. When the Save dialog appears, you’ll notice that the three-letter file extension is TXT (indicating it’s a text file) rather than ATN (which is the Photoshop action format). Click OK and you’ve got a text file you can open in any word processor to print out your steps.


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