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Exporting as jpeg with use artboards adds to file name

Jul 20, 2010 3:29 PM

When I export from Illustrator CS5 with "Use Artboards" checked it adds a "-01" to the end of my file name before the extention. I'm assuming that its because its artboard #1 or something. It happens with the all or the range button checked. It doesnt show the -01 when you are saving the file name. This is pretty annoying because I have to go back and re name the files when this happens. Any advice? Thanks!

 
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    Jul 20, 2010 10:51 PM   in reply to Gex14286

    with the introduction of multiple Artboard in CS4 , users had the flexibility of exporting or saving either artboard specific file or the master file( as if multiple  artboards are not present at all, Uncheck use artboard from export dialog to get the master file(legacy behavior)).

    now if you export a multiple artboard file to JPEG with All/range selected you will get  the artboard specific files,

    but to differentiate the files generated for specific artboards,  to make the users aware the artboard numbers gets added as suffix after the file name, other wise how would users know which file maps to which artboard.

     

    Now Iin CS5 users have the flexibility to Rename artboards, select an artboard->dobule click on the artboard tool and rename the artboard in Artboard options dialog.

    now once a custom name has been provided to the artboards, these custom names will get added instead of Artboard numbers as suffix after the file name. hope this helps

     

    Thanks

     
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    Oct 28, 2010 10:45 AM   in reply to Gex14286

    Same problem, Gex.

    Been trying to get this resolved for months with no joy. I have recently produced over 250 brand logos for a large multi national, all of which have to supplied in various formats and file types including .jpg. I too use only one artboard and since I don't want the logos cropped tight to the image, I check "use artboard" with the result that I get logoname-01.jpg on every file.

     

    It may not seem to be too much of a sweat to then delete the offending -01 from the resulting file name, but when you have to do this repeatedly it is extremely tiresome... and so unnecessary!! I too do not want, or need, to append the file name with anything at all.

     

    I really am at a loss to know why, if i have one artboard (AND ONLY ONE) it has to have a number at all. With 2 or more artboards, sure, it may be useful to identify each, but with 1... that is it, that is all there is. The only one. One of one. No more, no less. Very little chance of confusion i would have thought!

     

    So, Adobe can we have a radio button (or preference) along the lines of: "add pasteboard number" or "remove pasteboard number" or perhaps a more enlightened soul at Adobe can respond with a workaround (unlikely, it is Adobe after all!).

     
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    Jan 5, 2011 9:15 AM   in reply to Gex14286

    I second (or third) the motion... allow us to turn off appending altogether! I think this is a common use of the export feature and the auto-append is irritating...

     
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    Jan 5, 2011 12:52 PM   in reply to curiousaaron

    as a work around you could put a mask the size of your artboard before exporting. It can even be recorded as an action...as well as the exporting.

     
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    Feb 1, 2011 1:41 PM   in reply to Gex14286

    Has this problem been fixed? Adobe needs to address this as a serious problem. Its very frustrating when opening old files and reconverting JPGs. I thought the idea of upgrading is to enable the user to be more proficient, not the other way around. Just saying.

     
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    Feb 1, 2011 1:52 PM   in reply to sanjaysingh82

    This is not a soultion. If I open a file named AwesomeLogo.ai and then I name the art board what I want the JPG to be named (AwesomeLogo) The result when exporting using the artboard is AwesomeLogo_AwesomeLogo. Im right back to having to go in and physicaly change the file name. How does this help???

     
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    Mar 16, 2011 1:18 PM   in reply to Gex14286

    Not ideal, but I use NameMangler to batch rename files. Saves a lot of time.

     
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    Aug 29, 2011 2:33 AM   in reply to Gex14286

    It is very annoying problem and should be dealt with.

    It is even impossible to overwrite previous files. For example If I export same file called illustration.jpg several times, I might get files named "illustration-01-01-01.jpg"

     
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    Aug 29, 2011 2:59 AM   in reply to Sorontar

    Why aren't you using Save For Web for jpgs? Needing high res jpgs? Just curious.

     
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    Aug 31, 2011 11:47 AM   in reply to [scott w]

    I also need TIFFs, pictures in CMYK and images from artboards too large for saving for web.

    In some cases it might be justified.

     
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    Aug 31, 2011 12:26 PM   in reply to Sorontar

    I too, need more than a LoRes .jpg

    I have to supply each logo (and to date i have completed 320+) as .pdf, .jpg (HiRes), .eps in CMYK, RGB, B/W and Hex.

     

    Yes! there are workrounds, but they are clumsy and slow. There is a much simpler solution...just give us the option to not number artboards!

    Simples!!!!

     
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    Aug 31, 2011 3:22 PM   in reply to jottlethrunkee

    You can rearrange your artboards and the numberung will be updated. You can name your arrtboards as well butthe option to use artboard names when exporting artboards to tiffs. jpeg. png etc is  not there so I will make a feature request for this once again.

     

    Maybe a team or  beta team member will noticd tbis tbreat and actual also make the request.

     
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    Jan 28, 2013 7:55 AM   in reply to Wade_Zimmerman

    It's 2013 and I can't find a solution to this problem as the original post.

    I have to export files to Hi Res Jpegs using ONE artboard which is the main document file anyway. I don't know other artboards. I have to keep deleting the "-01" from the name every time. Is there a way to turn this off?

     
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    Jan 28, 2013 9:10 AM   in reply to cwprint

    So frustrating! I still have found no answer to this problem and it is obviously beyond the capabilities of Adobe.

    I only wish I knew how to write and apply JavaScript(?) code. I would have thought it a relitively simple task for someone that knows how?

    Please!

     
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    Apr 17, 2013 5:08 PM   in reply to jottlethrunkee
     
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    Apr 5, 2014 6:47 AM   in reply to Gex14286

    Has this been fixed or has anyone found a work around? 

     

    This is extremely tedious.  I have a file that I export high res jpegs from, MUST use the artboard (to keep from the stuff off the artboard making the jpegs the wrong size) and use those jpegs to make notes on (in another Illustrator or IndDesign file).

     

    I should be able to save over the old file, which would automatically update as a linked file in my notes.  But no, I have to manually delete old file and re-import to the notes!

     

     

    Huge waste of time.

     
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