I need to export with artboard. Illustrator automatically adds a number to my original file name. It won't even let me replace the old file. It is extremely annoying and makes flow with other programs really hard because they can't auto update, since the file name changes. When you have multiple files, you can't be manually renaming all the time. Anyone knows how to fix this? Thanks.
Well, since there is no method to save artbaords with independent names, I think you're out of luck.
There's no way you could export/save multiple artbaords without altering the name in some manner. Otherwise ease export/save woudl replace the previous export/save.
Thanks for the reply. At least they could gives us the option, or let us replace an old file with the same name when using artboard. I think I'm going to have to go back to the old CS3 just because of that. Few of the new features of this new CS6 are worth this naming issue. It adds several hours to my production time, not to mention the possibility of mistakes by having to manually rename files... Urgh! Thanks for the reply. I guess I'm just venting
This has been discussed a few times, and here is a summary of the usual solutions.
What is it EXACTLY you are trying to do. Are you trying to export a single page from filename.ai and make it filename.psd, (without any number afterwards). In that case you could delete the extra artboards prior to export, and then you won't have to checked use artbaords as there is only one page. Otherwise I would plan ahead so your end result will be filename-01.jpg, filename-02.jpg, and then everytime you use export artbaords those names will replace.
I am happy with the function as is, and would prefer to have a serial number automatically after the name when checking use artboards. But sounds liek you and others desire more options and thte ability to turn off adding to the filename.
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