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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The above workaround is a bit ambiguous.
A relaunch did not seem to fix the problem for me with respect to the Export for Screens method. However, File --> Save As..., does work with the SVG format, including “Use Artboards”.
It remains unclear whether the relaunch changes anything.
This is not an idea but a bug issue... i can't export svg for screens with the updated version of illustrator CC2018...
Assause opening Illustrator first works for me, thanks for the work around.
Same issue here, tried every **** way of exporting to SVG, it thinks it has exported but there is nothing in the directory.
Andrew Cahill commented
Same issue here. If I open illustrator via double clicking a file i cannot export as svg, however if I open illustrator empty first, then open the file, the export as function works.
I am unable to export svg also, is there a resolve to this issue?
Double-click on the ai file, and when Illustrator starts up, only svg can not be exported.
If Illustrator is started in advance, there is no problem.
There is also a post at the Japan Forum, so please confirm.
I have the same problem, can't export SVG from last version of AI 2018. Same file export as png, but not SVG. Same file export well as SVG on AI 2017.
Chadwick Price commented
I am also experiencing this frustrating issue. No matter which way you try to export to svg it just won't do it. I don't even get any errors.
My issue was sorted with a system restart and resetting preferences. Also theres a new checkbox inside the export screen for creating an auto sub folder; its ticked by default. Uncheck that badboy and we're back to the good old days!
Whether using file export, or export as or any other exporting technique, when you try to save as SVG it simply creates a folder in the selected location called 'SVG' but doesn't actually save the file there. Nightmare...
I fixed this, apparently now I need to have the document saved before it will allow me to export as an svg? Not sure if this is still a bug or a new 'feature', or my computer just being weird.
Has been working fine for the last 6 months, updated yesterday and today I have been unable to export any SVG. I am not getting any error message, just no files showing up in the path.
Johan Westling commented
Got the same thing after updating to Adobe AI CC 2018. Screenshots of steps to reproduce is available here: https://send.firefox.com/download/42ca047075/#l2wrh9JQsnYTHVI0xyQZmQ
This comment applies to AI 22.0.0 (64-bit) Windows 10