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Artboard name not added to the file name when exporting (jpg/png, etc.) why?

Community Beginner ,
Aug 05, 2022 Aug 05, 2022

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Since the latest update (26.4.1) my artboard name does not show up when exporting. Any ideas on getting it back? I checked in Preferences and Artboard Options but no luck.

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Adobe Employee , Aug 11, 2022 Aug 11, 2022

Hello @26MainSt@SpikelSpikerton,

 

I would like to inform you this is an intended change in the latest version of Illustrator to accommodate the request on this UserVoice (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-feature-requests/suggestions/31723057-wh...).

 

The workaround is to rename the file name while exporting a specific artboard.

 

However, If you do not like this change, you may upvote this UserVoice (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/45508540-name-a...

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 05, 2022 Aug 05, 2022

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Hello @26MainSt,

 

Sorry to hear about this experience. I would request you try resetting Illustrator's preferences by following the steps shared in this article (https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/troubleshoot-preference-issues.html) and sharing your observations.
Disclaimer: Please note that resetting preferences will remove all custom settings, and Illustrator will launch with the defaults. You may take a backup of these settings from the location mentioned in the article.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Thanks,
Anubhav

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 11, 2022 Oct 11, 2022

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Thanks for ruining a big part of my workflow.

 

I create and name several artboards in most of my projects. When the artwork on one of those artboards changes, I need to re-export that artboard, but instead of replacing the file with the artboard of that name, it creates just a -01.jpg file.

 

And as soon as the artwork in another artboard changes and I export THAT artboard, it over-writes the -01.jpg file from the other artboard that was re-exported.

 

There's no reason this should have been changed, and if anything should have been a setting in the file handling preferences.

 

Garbage.

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Community Expert ,
Aug 05, 2022 Aug 05, 2022

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Are you sure this is the update, maybe you only have one artboard. You need alteast 2 artboards for artbaord names to append with file>> export >> export as >>jpg. 

 

Please clarify if you are using another method to export such as export for screens, save for web, asset export palette???

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 05, 2022 Aug 05, 2022

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Hi Mike - I am not sure it is an update, but it started after I update Illustrator to the newest version. I do have several Artboards. 7 to be exact. I am using the basic "Export As" method and I select "Use Artboards"  along with PNG or JPG.

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New Here ,
Aug 10, 2022 Aug 10, 2022

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I just started having this same issue today for the first time. Not sure what's causing it suddenly (maybe an AI update).

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 11, 2022 Aug 11, 2022

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Hello @26MainSt@SpikelSpikerton,

 

I would like to inform you this is an intended change in the latest version of Illustrator to accommodate the request on this UserVoice (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-feature-requests/suggestions/31723057-wh...).

 

The workaround is to rename the file name while exporting a specific artboard.

 

However, If you do not like this change, you may upvote this UserVoice (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/45508540-name-a...) and add your comment here.

 

Regards.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 11, 2022 Aug 11, 2022

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Thanks Anubhav. I apprecaite you confirming this. I don't think it was a good change especially since the original users comment was from 2017 if I am not mistaken. I will defintely Upvote my dislike of the change. Lets hope Adobe doesn't wait 5yrs to fix. 🙂

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New Here ,
Aug 11, 2022 Aug 11, 2022

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Thanks for the info, Anubhav. This was probably not the best overall change to make for Adobe Illustrator's "Export As" function. There are 3 ways to export. If a user doesn't want to have the artboard names added at the end of their filenames, then they should be using the "Export for Screens" or "Save for Web (Legacy)" options, not "Export As".

The "Export As" function is (or I should now say 'was') helpful for naming each of your artboards with specific important labels to distinguish them apart from each other, and then have Illustrator automatically add those labels to the end of the file names. And sometimes you have to "Export As" 1 artboard at a time to set different export parameters, depending on the content in each artboard.

Now that this function has been removed from the "Export As" function, that means all 3 export options do not have this capability, which is adding more manual time and labor for everyone, to now have to manually type those artboard names into every exported file name? Not efficient.

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New Here ,
Sep 22, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

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This change is definitely a workflow destroyer and it makes no sense to remove a feature (it was NOT a bug) because of one user's comment from 5 years ago. 

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Sep 22, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

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This change is definitely a workflow destroyer and it makes no sense to remove a feature (it was NOT a bug) because of one user's comment from 5 years ago. 


By @shawnas69092067

 

I can assure you it wasn't just one person. But also nobody contradicted them.

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Explorer ,
Oct 25, 2022 Oct 25, 2022

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This "new feature" crashes my workflow. Why not let the user decide in the settings how to manage the "Export as.."?

It is always critical to change a well establish function just because.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 24, 2022 Aug 24, 2022

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my workaround is typing in whatever artboard I want to export, plus a second one.  Such as typing in, 13-14 so the artboard numbers get assigned.  Kind of a pain in the butt.  Been having to do this since the last time I updated Illustrator.

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