Feature request: Advanced Artboard renaming tool

Explorer ,
Jan 08, 2021

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Renaming Artboards is a very annoying thing to do and it would be so much less stressful if Adobe could make a way to rename multiple Artboards at once or automatically.

I haven't found any other way to do this than to download a plugin, I don't like plugins and I believe this would be very beneficiary for many Illustrator users.

The thing is Artboard names are a crucial way to streamline project with many different sizes or colours. And to keep your folders organized.

For example, macOS has a reasonably good renaming tool in finder.

I'm sorry if such a feature already exists in Illustrator and I would love to hear how it works and where to find it.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Jan 08, 2021

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Yes, there is currently no out-of-box function.

 

But there are already dozens of renaming scripts here on the forum - how would you like to rename? From what … to?

 

 

And last but not least you can vote for example here: Illustrator.uservoice.com | feature requests | Advanced Rename Tools for Artboards 

This is the better place for feature requests.

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Explorer ,
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Yes i know there are many scripts out there. But i just think this is a feature almost everyone will use so why not improve the way naming works at the moment

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Most Valuable Participant ,
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Honestly? Personally, I never had to rename an artboard - the only exceptions were tests with newly created scripts (for others).

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Explorer ,
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What do you do with illustrator --
Kind Regards,
Jelle Plevier

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Most Valuable Participant ,
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Better ask what I personally rarely do with Illustrator: I rarely work with artboards.

 

But you haven't answered my question yet.

@pixxxelschubser  wrote:
"… how would you like to rename? From what … to? …"




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Explorer ,
Jan 08, 2021

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I almost always work with artboards. This is because often i need multiple
languages or assets at different sizes like post for facebook, instagram
and linkedin.

To answer your question:
I would like to be able to select multiple artboards and replace or add
text infront and behind. I would also like to be able to change the name of
an artboard by clicking on the artboard name instead of in the preferences
window. Basically only having to click once on the name, type and hit enter
instead of the multiple clicks it takes now.
--
Kind Regards,
Jelle Plevier

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Most Valuable Participant ,
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It shouldn't be too difficult to recreate an older script for such requirements. Here's a good basis for that:

Illustrator script Rename selected multiple different artboards 

 

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In addition, you can change the name of the artboards in the Artboard Panel at any time - or the name of the active artboard in the Control Bar while the Artboard Tool is active.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 08, 2021

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Your best option if you don't want to use a script is to post a feature request or vote for an existing one on Uservoice.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
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Exactly.

 

Like I wrote before.

@pixxxelschubser  wrote:


"… And last but not least you can vote for example here: Illustrator.uservoice.com | feature requests | Advanced Rename Tools for Artboards 

This is the better place for feature requests …"



Hallo Monika,

ich wünsche Dir von ganzem Herzen ein Gesundes und Erfolgreiches Jahr 2021

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Danke! Dir ebenfalls ein gutes neues Jahr!

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