Basics of auto actions

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An auto action is a function that can record multiple operations and perform all of them automatically. By recording frequently used operations, you can significantly improve your work efficiency.


[1] Description of the Auto Action Palette

① Auto action set (switching sets)

Click to display the list of auto action sets and switch sets.


② Create new auto action set

When clicked, this creates a new auto action set.


③ Turn on/off

Uncheck this box to stop the command from running when the auto action is played.


④ Turn settings on/off

Check this box to display the settings dialog box when running the action. (This option is not available for commands without dialog boxes.) If unchecked, the auto action will run with its recorded settings.


Example: If the settings box is checked for [New Raster Layer (detail)], the following dialog box will display when the action is run.


⑤ Auto action

Run auto actions by clicking the play button while selecting the action or double clicking the auto action name. Click the down arrow icon (▼) to show or hide the operation details.


⑥ Command

This shows the operations that will be executed when the action is run. Click the down arrow icon (▼) to show the information set up when recording the operation as an auto action.


⑦ Start to record auto action/Stop to record auto action

Click to record operations as an auto action. Click again to stop recording. You can also add commands to existing registered auto actions.


⑧ Execute auto action

Select an auto action and click it to execute the operations. If a specific command in the auto action is selected, operations after that command will be executed.


⑨ Add auto action

Add an auto action to the auto action set. Select and drag the auto action to duplicate it.


⑩ Delete auto action

Delete selected auto actions or commands. Select and drag the auto action to delete it.


[2] Functions of Menu

The functions of the menu are displayed when you click the [Show Menu] icon on the upper left of the [Auto Action] palette.



■Button mode


Selecting [Button mode] will display the button mode on the auto action palette. When button mode is selected, clicking a button with the respective auto action’s name will execute the action.



■Changing auto actions, commands, and sets


As shown in the following image, you can create, delete, duplicate, and rename auto actions, commands, and sets, as well as move auto actions to different sets.



■Export/Import


You can export, save, and share auto action sets you have created.

[Export set] exports the auto action set (.laf format)

[Import set] imports the exported auto action set.

[Register set as material] registers the auto action set in the [Material] palette.

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