You are not saving to the CS4 format! Fiels are always split when saving to CS3 or older, as naturally only CS4 supports multipel artboards.
Thanks for the reply,
I just went file > save as, and made sure that the file was a cs4 document. When I made a change and resaved, it's still saving multiple files. Not sure why?
That sounds odd and definitely incorrect. Have you trashed the prefs? Maybe something is busted...
Are you saving as native Illustrator file or .eps?
In the Save dialog, uncheck the Use Artboards box at the bottom of the window.
This is the only way multiple files are saved. Even saving to a legacy format will result in 1 file with extra guides in the file, not additional files.
I'm saving in the .eps format.
I haven't trashed the preferences - not sure where these are located?
The 'Use Artboards' box is unchecked but still no luck. It's still saving all the artboards. When I click save, a 'replace files' dialogue box appears saying:
"Some of the specified files already exist in the target location. The files marked below will be replaced."
Interesting... No matter what I try I can't get multiple files (eps or otherwise) unless the Use Artboards option is checked.
You most likely do need to trash preferences.
Hold down Command-Option-Shift (PC: Ctrl-Alt-Shift) while you launch Illustrator. You'll be asked if you want to reset it, choose Yes.
I don't think that is the problem Scott!
Let's try this again uncheck the use artboards option.
That is the answer!
You got it!?
Wade, try reading the 3 posts above yours.
I know what you wrote and what the OP wrote as I wrote al they have to
do is turn off the option.
In spite of what they said they did. Is that clearer?
No. Its not.
#1.. How could you and the OP post at the same time if I was able to past after the OP and before you and the posts are clocked about 2 hours apart?
#2... I already posted about the Use Artboards option. The OP states it's not checked.
Since .eps is a flat file format and only has one artboard, how could you have all the seperate artboards in one file? The best you might be able to do is get one artboard with all your artwork.
Larry you are confusing artboards with layers they d not work the same
way. Would you like to see a movie?
Also I hope my private message to Scott clarified the fact that in fact I was actually reinforcing his post as being the correct answer and that the problem the OP has nothing to do with the issue as Scott gave them the correct answer to the problem.
Even though the OP claims it does not work.
I think the OP should mark Scott's answer correct so everyone will know that this is how you either make multiple files from artboards or make one file containing all the artboards.