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Unable to export Artboards as SVG

The AI does export to SVG. I have used this constantly in the previous version, but the new version will not save the image in SVG format using the Export for Screens option.

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We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 22.1.
Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

Warm Regards,
Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
Adobe. Make It an Experience.

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  • Alicia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I can go through the motions of exporting an SVG, however the Get Code option is grayed out. Any thoughts?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I solved in this way: SAVE WITH NAME - SVG - (pop up alert "try the new app save for screans") - OK on pop flag box - It opens the saver for screens pop up window and compiling it does work, I obtained my artboard1.svg (sorry for my english, I'm from Italy)

  • Nico Pernice commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Restarting and reopening AI without clicking on a file fixed it for me, at least atm ...

  • Adam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This problem has returned for me too. Latest version of Illustrator, Windows 10 64-bit. PLEASE give us a fix already.

  • Helen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm running the latest CC AI - and I am now having this problem since updating My MAC os. It worked OK before. Now I have to reset AI prefs EVERY time i save an SVG which is becoming rather tedious as I do a lot of these every day. This is the only thing that helped. Not ideal. Please fix!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have tired ALL of these, and nothing is working for me. I downloaded the bug fix and everything. I'm trying to export something for work under SVG, and it's majorly setting us behind because the developer can't work on this design until I can export it as SVG.

    Really need help on this.

  • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Work around!

    Open Illustrator first and open the file from within Illustrator. Then it works!

  • Milja Salonen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have the same problem with exporting to SVG. I can't find the bug fixer - is it still somewhere to download, or is there any other way around the problem?

  • Stephen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Dear programmers, you're not doing yourself any favours.Don't add features and improve one thing if its breaks a critical feature.. Whats the point it just creates frustration for users. I'd blame your testers though. Reset preferences .. nice to see things don't change .. its like the good old days.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The best sollution is to downgrade the app. Go in creative cloud and right next to Illustrator app dropdown menu and Other versions.
    Cheers!

  • jerimy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Having issues creating an icon font file from illustrator exported SVGs?... Exported assets, from "Asset Export" tool blow up badly when turned into a font. If I put each icon into to it's own file, and save that files as an 1.1 SVG, and make sure to select embed, it seems to work fine, so not sure what's happening differently through the "Asset Export" tool, but this is a real shame... I am basically having to use all old school, time consuming methods for exporting all my SVGs. Hopefully this is helpful to anyone with my same issue ;).

  • Mark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    203 icons to go to dev, and what do you know? Broken software from the supposed premier of design software. Still charging premier prices i see....

    Jokers.

  • Loren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thank you! Perfect timing I have a bunch of SVG to export today. Cheers!!

  • Dennis Dewey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I was experiencing this issue yesterday. The only way to get SVGs out of Illustrator was using "Save As"... and it is not practical on a design with so many assets. I tried creating artboards for everything after "Collect for Export" was not working for SVG (It works for raster formats and PDF). It doesn't make sense that this bug would not get fixed automatically after two months. What am I paying $50+/month for?

    Version 22.0.1, MacOS 10.12.6 (Sierra) Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)

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