Artboards name disappear after renaming
After renaming an artboard in the panel, it will return to it's default name eg. , Artboard [x], instead of maintaining the new name.
AI version: 22.0.1
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July 2022 and the problem of not keeping artboard names still exists. It's been a few years now. Very annoying.
Horyzont Pracownia Projektowa commented
Instead of saving th file using CTRL + S as standard, you should create a new file or overwrite it by selecting the "SHIFT+CTRL+S" option.
After reopening this file, the problem will be gone.
When renaming artboards, I often see the first artboard revert to its original title. The first artboard labelled 'Zere' was renamed to 'O2' like all the other artboards, but reverted once I got to the end...
I emailed Adobe support using the email provided above and have offered my computer to test so this ticket should be re-opened if it hasn't been already
This is supposed to be in Illustrator (Desktop)
I have this happen as well. Also, sometimes Art-board names disappear entirely.
Frank Lee commented
Artboard names constantly delete itself. Sometime when I named 20 dartboards and saved it, AI suddenly deleted all these names after I save it.
Screenshot showing an artboard that reverted to a previous title at random.
- When renaming Artboards, some Artboards will revert to their original name at random. Especially present when copying and renaming artboards. It's most common for the FIRST artboard to revert to its original name
- Sometimes when creating artboards, the name will be blank
- When renaming artboards, CRTL + Z doesn't work the first time. Yet when you CTRL + Z again, both Undo's are actioned.
- Sometimes, artboards will rename successfully, only for them to revert later or export for screens with the wrong names.
I'm seeing this behaviour also
this is so frustrating! fix your bugs adobe!
Sounds painful :(
Can you check Preferences > Units > Identify Objects By, if you have Object name there or XML ID? I doubt it is related, but so far I have no other guesses.
Can you also record a video that shows exactly how it happens?
I'm still having this problem.
Still happening here. Using 25.4.1.
Please fix this, saving several SVG files with wrong names although I gave them other names is quite annoying.
I have an Illustrator file with at least 50+ small artboards and I need each one to have a specific name. Illustrator keeps randomly changing the artboard names. I will look in the artboard panel, click away to another screen to get the artwork for the next artboard, click back to illustrator, look at the artboards panel and it's changed a few back to the default artboard names. It's random. Not always to the latest artboard added. Sometimes it's a few before. Sometimes it artboards I've already had to re-input the name on a few times. This is very annoying and infuriating. It's been happening for a few months and I keep hoping new updates will fix it. I've reset my preferences. Deleted and re-installed illustrator. Even recently had to reinstall everything on my MacBook.
This problem still persists in Illustrator v. 25.3.1
But all the other problems I am having with illustrator has also been going on for years.
They just don't listen... :-(
Same problem here
Not a feature request but a bug report.
Some users confirm something like this happens from time to time.
Random: When duplicating an artboard and changing the name from 'Artboard name copy' to 'new artboard name', click off and see the new name in place, then switch to layers and work, return to artboards and the name has reverted back to 'Artboard name copy'.
Other times: change artboard name, select rearrange all artboards, name changes back to copy name as I watch.
Other random times: name changes remain in place.
This is valuable to me because it's a real pain in the backside having to re-type artboard names multiple times. It's also valuable when I miss the name change because it stops me from easily finding exported art that I expect to have specific names and having to re-name when I finally find the exported art that I need.
This was a problem in past versions and it has returned. Unless this is intended for some reason that I can't fathom it would be nice to have it working properly again.
On Mac 10.15.7, Illustrator version 25.2.1.
this is first time to realise this bug. When i gave a new name of the artboard, it will be turned back to the old after shifting between different illustrator documents. I use the latest version of Adobe illustrator 2021.