Photoshop: Action stops when trying to apply layer effect

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I've created an action in Photoshop CS5 which should apply a layer effect (inner shadow) to a textlayer. But every time i run this action it stops at the point the layer effect should be applied and I have to select the shape (I hope, this is the correct description, as I only have the german version of Photoshop. There it's called "Kontur") and click "OK" to let the action finish. Is there a solution to this problem?
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Urs Harter

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Jeanne Rubbo, Employee

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This is actually a known issue that happens when you change the contour setting on a layer style to something other than the default.

For now, the workaround is to save a custom style, and then apply that style (via the Styles panel) when recording the action.

Let me know if this doesn't work for you, or if you need more information.
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Jeanne Rubbo, Employee

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This has been fixed in CS6.

The workaround for CS5 and earlier is to save a custom style, and then apply that style (via the Styles panel) when recording the action.