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Is there a way to create an export action in Illustrator where each time the action is run, it asks for a location to export to?
I work on multiple projects where the exported JPEGs need to go into their different respective project folders, having a step in the export action where I could specify the exact location would simplify the process for me.

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If you want it to ask you each time you run the action you can just as well go to File -> Export without making any action. If you record it as an action and then enable the dialog you will have the exact same process and no time gain. – Saaru Lindestøkke Mar 19 '14 at 21:42

Create the action and click on the "Toggle dialog on/off" to the left of the export step. This way you'll get the export options and will be able to indicate the path.

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But what's the use of creating the action with the dialog? You could just as well hit File -> Export to get the same dialog. Is there some difference between using the action and using Export directly? – Saaru Lindestøkke Mar 20 '14 at 6:46
you can run a batch on entire folder(s) and although you will have to input your options in the export dialog box everything else will be done automatically via your action – conceptoftheday Mar 20 '14 at 15:50

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