Could someone help me with a script that exports artboards to .EPS files in a subfolder? Please!

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Hi there, I've been working for a few days on a complex Illustrator action that cuts a custom print file into smaller sections. I've had very little experience making custom actions, so it's been quite a headache. I'm in the homestretch, the last thing I need the action to do is run a script that exports each artboard to it's own .EPS file. I've been trying for hours to alter an existing script to fit my exact needs, but I have basically no idea what I'm doing. I would seriously appreciate any help I can get. I need a script that will export each Artboard within an open Document to a seperate .EPS File, ideally without leaving the contents left on the other artboards floating in empty space, which is what I'm currently getting when saving as .EPS files with Artboards. I need the script to save the .EPS files to a subfolder that the script creates within the open documents parent folder. My EPS export options can be default, the version will be Illustrator 2020 EPS. I hope that's enough information, if I lef tany specifics out, let me know, I'll keep an eye out for replies. Thank you in advance to anyone willing to proviode assistance! 

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 18, 2021 Feb 18, 2021
Another version to save the EPS inside the subfolder function exportFileAsEPS() { var saveDoc = app.activeDocument; if (saveDoc.path != "") { var subFolder = Folder(saveDoc.path + "/EPS"); if (!subFolder.exists) subFolder.create(); } else { subFolder = Folder.desktop; } var artboardsLength = saveDoc.artboards.length; var saveOpts = new EPSSaveOptions(); saveOpts.cmykPostScript = true; saveOpts.embedAllFonts = true; saveOpts.saveMultipleArtboards = true; save...

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Hi,

Give it a try to following script.

function exportFileAsEPS(destFile) {
  var newFile = new File(destFile);
  var saveDoc = app.activeDocument;
  var artboardsLength = saveDoc.artboards.length;
  var saveOpts = new EPSSaveOptions();
  saveOpts.cmykPostScript = true;
  saveOpts.embedAllFonts = true;
  saveOpts.saveMultipleArtboards = true;
  saveOpts.artboardRange = "1-" + artboardsLength;
  saveDoc.saveAs(newFile, saveOpts);
}

exportFileAsEPS('~/Desktop/');  //Provide path where you want to save the files

 

Above script will export all artboards of the document inside the Desktop folder. 

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Another version to save the EPS inside the subfolder

function exportFileAsEPS() {
  var saveDoc = app.activeDocument;
  if (saveDoc.path != "") {
    var subFolder = Folder(saveDoc.path + "/EPS");
    if (!subFolder.exists)
      subFolder.create();
  } else {
    subFolder = Folder.desktop;
  }
  var artboardsLength = saveDoc.artboards.length;
  var saveOpts = new EPSSaveOptions();
  saveOpts.cmykPostScript = true;
  saveOpts.embedAllFonts = true;
  saveOpts.saveMultipleArtboards = true;
  saveOpts.artboardRange = "1-" + artboardsLength;
  saveDoc.saveAs(subFolder, saveOpts);
}

exportFileAsEPS();

 

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Wow, this worked beautifully! Thanks so much for your time Charu, really fantastic work! Been struggling with this all day, and you just saaved me from any further agravation. Thanks again!

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Great!. It helps you.

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