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I need to change the artboard size of 519 files to 160mm square. I'd really prefer not to do it all manually. Why can't I record an action of all the steps to change artboard size???

Ai CC 24.1.3

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Well, basically it can be done with an action. See the following related thread to get an idea:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/action-to-add-specific-dimension-to-left-and-right-side-of-current-artboard/m-p/8993147?page=1

 

In your specific case it would even be easier to set up an appropriate action (in the thread that is linked above it was a bit tricky to extend artboards, independent of their actual dimensions).

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Action to Change Artboard Size

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I need to change the artboard size of 519 files to 160mm square. I'd really prefer not to do it all manually. Why can't I record an action of all the steps to change artboard size???

Ai CC 24.1.3

OSX 10.14.6.

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)

2.9 GHz Intel Core i7.

 

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Correct answer by Kurt_Gold | Adobe Community Professional

Well, basically it can be done with an action. See the following related thread to get an idea:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/action-to-add-specific-dimension-to-left-and-right-side-of-current-artboard/m-p/8993147?page=1

 

In your specific case it would even be easier to set up an appropriate action (in the thread that is linked above it was a bit tricky to extend artboards, independent of their actual dimensions).

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Hi,

Well this is not possible with actions. If you are comfortable with Scripting, you can write a script to change the size of the artboard. But many things need to be consider

  • Is your 159 files have single artboards or multiple?
  • Currently your artboard size is greater than 160mm or smaller than that.
  • If you change the artboard size , may be you need to change the position of your artwork too, if position matters. I mean if your artworks are in center and you change the size of the artboard, then artwork may not be in the center using scripting.

 

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Well, basically it can be done with an action. See the following related thread to get an idea:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/action-to-add-specific-dimension-to-left-and-right-side-o...

 

In your specific case it would even be easier to set up an appropriate action (in the thread that is linked above it was a bit tricky to extend artboards, independent of their actual dimensions).

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Wow, it is working so nicely.

Thanks for sharing this.

 

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Scratch my comments below. Got it.

 

Thanks for the reply. I see someone is having success. I however, am having no success downloading or unzipping the file that's part of the link to the answer! 

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Hi,

Are you unable to download the file from that link?

Do you get any error?

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Jul 03, 2020

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I was able to download and unzip. The action changed my artboard; I'd just have to figure out how to modify it to the parameters that I need. That may be beyond me 😄

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You can download and test a modified version that may suit your needs.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OrvdSa3ch7W17ky1jMYjDcjtQ1X7i5iV/view?usp=sharing

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