Advanced Rename Tools for Artboards with Find & Replace
Would love to have a feature that allows a mass-rename feature to artboards the same way you can rename files in Mac OS: Add Text, Replace Text, Format. As a designer who exports many artboards for the web and is constantly renaming file version numbers for easy export - this would be a dream!
Vicente Camú commented
I would really like there to be an option to name a series of artboards at once instead of naming them one by one manually. It could be included in the artboard organization window, where you can choose a suffix and initial serial number to rename.
Yes please. While you are add it, please add a tool to bulk rename, search and replace layers AND artboards. Thank you.
Brandon DeStefano commented
Thank you so much, Egor! This plugin literally just doubled (if not tripled) my productivity!
Brandon, so far I can advise to use this free script from Sergey Osokin to do that: https://github.com/creold/illustrator-scripts/blob/master/md/Artboard.md#batchrenamer
Please comment back if it works for you.
Brandon DeStefano commented
Hi Illustrator Dev Team,
I would like to request a feature for a future update to the software. Please add in the ability to Find & Replace names of artboard. I need to do this about 100-200 times a day (or more) for my job and it is PAINFUL to have to rename them manually. I can't imaging it's THAT hard to pull off, but I may be wrong. It is something I've felt has been grossly overlooked in years since the artboard feature was introduced. Thanks in advance!
Brandon DeStefano, Designer
Alexander Fjelldal commented
I would like to be able to
1) select any combination of artboards
2) Bulk renaming them in the same manner as in OSX, with options of string replacement, adding before and/or after existing name etc
This would save me a lot of time by not having to do it manually
Wondering if possible to have a script for "Insert" on this script artboard rename https://github.com/creold/illustrator-scripts/blob/master/jsx/BatchRenamer.jsx? An option to insert a word, xxxxx-insert-xxxx-01?
Something like attached. Thanks
[Deleted User] commented
For batch renaming of artboards, layers and objects I made a free script:
+1 to this please, it should be easy to implement and super standarized tool in 2021
Clayton Shima commented
Great idea, even if the developers end up not implementing a full-fledged function as described in https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/31629217-for-complex-artboard-setups-artboard-groups-fold , at least having the ability to import a csv file with all the artboard numbers and names (maybe sizes and etc?) would be great. That way, you would be able to process the csv file in Excel or other word processing app, then import the result, greatly facilitating the management of artboards. Currently I work with many languages, brands and platforms, my Illustrator files for generating branding imagery for social media have an average of 30 artboards, some go up to 90 or more. Renaming all those artboards by hand is a big pain in the back. Dear devs, please, please come up with something to address this?
PS: Yes, scripting can get us halfway there, but scripting is a too complicated skill to learn just to rename artboards....
Roozbeh Ebadi commented
For sure, as Illustrator now can handle lots of artboards in it, it's good to have some managing assets and tools to make it more comfort to work with them and managing them.
This is an important Need of every asset designer, font designer and lot of us out here.
hope it will soon.
Róbert Hakkel commented
I use external scipt (linked), Please embed similar tool :)
And add more functions:
- offset numbering (start number)
- Scale factor in the artboard name (1:1, 1:10, 1:25 etc.)
This script use 1:10 size
and other useful batch renaming function...