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Using the Actions menu in a paused recording

Updated on October 19, 2022

The Actions menu is available when you click Stop to pause recording. The Actions menu allows you to move recorded steps to a current or new automation, to delete a recorded section, or to restart included applications.

  1. While recording, select the Stop button in the Recording assistant to pause your recording.
  2. Click the Actions menu.Result: The Actions menu displays, as shown in the following figure:
    Actions menu
    Drop-down menu showing the options of the Actions menu.
  3. Using the Actions menu, you can move or delete highlighted steps, export steps to Microsoft Word, or restart the application.
    Move selected steps to current automationMoves the highlighted steps to the current automation.
    Move selected steps to new automationCreates a new automation in the project for the highlighted steps.
    Delete selectedDeletes the highlighted steps in the automation.
    Export to WordOpens Word and creates a document with the recorded steps captured in text and screen images.
    Restart applicationsRestart all applications that are associated with the current automation.
  4. To highlight steps, click with your mouse.
    • Use Shift-Click to select a contiguous range of steps.
    • Use Ctrl-Click to select multiple non-contiguous steps.
  5. To resume recording, click the Record button.
  6. When you're done, click the Finish Recording button. Result: Recorded steps are added to the Automation Surface as design blocks.

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