I was holding off responding, hoping that someone would come up with a better solution, but here's how I would do this. I'd create an Action. It's quite easy to do and you can make it a single keystroke and save it forever.
Search for "Actions" or "Automating tasks" in the Adobe Illustrator help to get the steps, better than I can explain them here. I think that should work for you.
Hope this helps.
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