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
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
2.9 GHz Intel Core i7.
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
Well, basically it can be done with an action. See the following related thread to get an idea:
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).
Wow, it is working so nicely.
Thanks for sharing this.
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!
Are you unable to download the file from that link?
Do you get any error?
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 😄
Kurt, could you describe the steps that go into your action? I have run it, looked at it, but I can't figured out how to replicate it with the parameters I need - 26x26px to 400-400px artboard. I know I'm late to the thread, any help would be appreciated.
does that mean that your required artboard dimensions are always the same (400 × 400 px)?
In that case one could make a simplified version of the action.
Yes, I have roughly 150 AI files of 24x24px round icons on 26x26px artboards. I was trying to create an action that changes the artboard size then scaled the icons - both to 400x400px but found the artboard was being ignored. Then I found this post. I will do the actions separately, but can't tell how your action actually works.
Assuming that you are referring to the action provided in my second link, you would just have to insert a different Select Path (see Actions palette flyout menu) with the required dimensions. The action step is called "Set Work Path" in the action list.
Thanks for the help