Ever needed to place lots of files into an Illustrator document? Well one day I got tired of placing each file one-by-one by File > Place , so I wrote a little AppleScript that will allow you to place multiple files at once.
Step 1: Bring up the Illustrator file that you need to place multiple files into.
Step 2: Load up the AppleScript provided at the bottom of this tutorial and click the “Run” button.
Step 3: Choose the files you would like to place in the dialog box that pops up. You can hold down the Command key to click individual files or the Shift key to select consecutive files.
Step 4: Choose if you would like to have the files embedded or just placed.
Step 5: Sit back and let the script work its magic. Note that the script will place each individual images directly below the document bounds and aligned to the left.
Done: Down sample file(s).