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Illustrator doesn't let me export to SVG-file, exports to XML-file instead

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Apr 05, 2023 Apr 05, 2023

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Hey everyone,

I'm trying to export an Illustrator file with five artboards, only containing text and images, to 5 separate SVG-files. I've tried multiple times through export > export as > SVG, but when I click on export, 5 separate XML-files with .svg-file-endings are saved. As I'm trying to export logos for a client in SVG-format with a preview thumbnail, this is quite an issue.

Any advice?

 

best,

Elena

 

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Apr 05, 2023 Apr 05, 2023

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The file format SVG is based on XML.

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Apr 05, 2023 Apr 05, 2023

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I know this! 🙂 but still, how am I able to export true SVG-files? 

Had to find a work around now by converting the XML-files to SVG with internet services...

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Apr 05, 2023 Apr 05, 2023

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or to be more clear, I want the file-type to be displayed like this: Screenshot 2023-04-05 at 14.09.07.png

instead of this:

Screenshot 2023-04-05 at 14.11.28.png

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Apr 05, 2023 Apr 05, 2023

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Your system does that. Maybe put an extension to that file, so Mac OS can see what file type it is. And maybe you need to link a different application to the file?

 

This is a file I just exported using Export as:

Bildschirmfoto 2023-04-05 um 14.49.06.png

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Apr 05, 2023 Apr 05, 2023

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Hello @412830796143,

 

We understand that encountering technical issues can be frustrating. Would you mind trying to permanently change the app used to open SVGs to Finder (https://support.apple.com/en-in/guide/mac-help/mh35597/mac#:~:text=Permanently%20change%20the%20app%...) and checking if it helps?

 

Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Thanks,

Anubhav

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