I just learned that it's not possible anymore to export slices to swf or svg via the save for web dialog:
Apart from the fact that I believe that this is a pretty strange decision to remove an existing feature…
Does anyone know a workaround for that (apart from installing cs5.5...)?
I need to somehow be able to export my slices to swf.
As far as I know, the only option to export slices is via the save for web dialog, but this dialog only offers pixel graphic formats, so now way to use fireworks or what ever to convert them to vector swfs…
What a bummer…
It really is a bummer that Adobe removed this feature, but I did find a workaround solution from this blog post. Looks like you have to export your slices via the save for web feature, open them back up, and from there you should be able to export them as .swf files.
Hope this helps!
Thanks for you help!
But I must admit I don't get it ;-) Could you try to explain the procedure a bit more detailed?
e.g. in which format do you export the slices and how do you open them as a back up?
And do you get swfs consiting of vectors with this procedure?
Thanks for your help!
Semi-ignore my previous answer - figured out another work around that involves converting your slices to artboards.
After you have made all of your slices, use the Slice Selection Tool to select your first slice. Go to Object > Artboards > Convert to Artboards. This should create a new artboard out of that slice. Do this for all of your slices.
After creating new artboards from your slices, go to File > Export... and select Flash (swf) from the dropdown menu. Make sure you check the "Use Artboards" option underneath the format menu.
This process should result in individual swf files of each of your slices, along with your original image. Hope this helps!
Slicing out of Illustrator CS6 was driving me nuts because I could not figure out how to get it to work. Seems like it's a bit more involved than it used to be, having to create a slice, create an artboard, then export the artboard. But this solution worked for me and was a real lifesaver! Thanks so much!
thanks for all the above-it was a real time saver, it's true - I am trying to slice as above and then save as SVG-however when I get the xml code, there's a few missing clises from the art work.
I've tried to save a pdf as SVG only, without slicing and almost none of the artwork shows....
I must be doing something wrong......
& Im pretty sure that it's something easy...
could any if experienced thata help me please to figure this out.
I am tryong by the way to export a floor plan and then using raphale.
thank you in advance
I'm trying to do something similar but the context is rather different and probably a bit unique. I have over 100 assets to export for an icon font (around 167 glyphs) and this process works for any number of assets lower than 100 due to illustrators 100 artboard limit. Do you have any other possible ideas to make this work for a larger number of icons? Breaking up the assets into separate document will wreak havok on any sort of maintenance solution.
I'm looking into some scripts and the like but so far no dice.