Have you studied the options in the Save As PDF dialog?
Yes I have studied the save as pdf dialog. It forces the use of artboards. This means that I want one pdf file but it will save an additional 89 that I don't want. In additional I want to save the active artboard and from a script I will not know the numeric value of the active artboard so I can't just delete the remainder .pdfs. Am I missing anything else? Are there any workarounds?
I don't exactly follow. In teh normal save dialog you can pick the range of artboards to use. That comes up even before the PDF dialog. Or am I misunderstanding you somehow? That aside, even if it misbehaves, you can always remove the pages in Acrobat. Of course it's a waste having them saved in teh first place, then...
Wow. Really? You don't have a Range field in the first Save As dialog box at the bottom allowing you to save for example 3-3 so you get just Artboard #3 as a PDF?
Hmm. I'd reinstall. Or buy a new machine. Or save as BMP. Or look more carefully. Or tell me I'm misunderstanding what you're trying to do (entirely possible).
On the matter of saving by script, that's more advanced than I am.
I do understand that when you do a 'Save as' and select PDF that it auto-checks and disables the 'Use Artboards' box and then allows you to save all or a range of artboards. However, since I am trying to build this into a script I was hoping for a way to save just the active artboard without having to know the artboard number. In contrast is there a way that I can do the following in a applescript:
- fetch the number of the current artboard
- save as pdf with a range of 'insert that number here'
Ah. Now I understand. Surely some script-fluent user will be around to help you.
bump... can anybody help out?
After a couple weeks of searching and pleading a member on the scripting forum was able to supply me with a script he slaved over for exporting individual frames to separate illustrator documents, Perhaps you could modify that script?
M0man that would be great! Can you PM it to me? I'll have a look and see how it works and post the results up here for the next person who needs some help.
Did this solution ever work out for you? I could really use this as well.