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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Anastasios Tsatsakis commented
When I have labeled an artboard, and saved it, the first one almost always returns to the default name. In other words, if I have 11 artboards and I name them all according to project and what it is... I'll save it, but then the first artboard at the top will return to its original name: "Artboard 1". When I export the artboards, the label is wrong and I can't find it in the folder exported to. I have to go to the artboard again and change it to the correct name, save it again and re-export. It's happened for many years, on my work PC and my Mac at home. Same kind of labeling issues on both platforms. It's not a big deal, but you need to know so you can fix it.
Carlos Morales Quirós commented
this keeps happening, new computer, fresh install, latest version (27.6.1) in June 15 2023... not only some artboards revert to the original name, sometimes they revert to a previously changed name, it's like there's somekind of delay between the time I make the change and the time it gets "written" into the actual .ai file...
Here's a video showing this happen on 29 May 2023.
First artboard reverts back to previous name. This happens without fail every time!
This is a fresh install of Illustrator too, on MacOS Ventura 13.2.1
Steve, how do you 'rename all artboard at once'? You mean consecutively, one by one?
Can you reproduce this behaviour exactly, if you try to do it from from the scratch? If yes — please provide a video demo and the exact steps.
Steve Teodosoio commented
Still a problem and has been for a few years now. If you rename all your artboards at once, your first artboard will revert back to the original name when you go to export your file.
The past few years, my work around for this is rename all your artboards, then go back to the first artboard, click to rename it, delete any letter, then add it back on.
I've emailed support several times.
Matt Frederick commented
Artboards are renaming themselves back to their original names. This happens sometimes several minutes after they've been named and seem to correspond to copy/paste from other AI files.
This has been mildly troublesome in the past, but now its getting in the way of a project. Multiple AI docs, each with 30-50 artboards.
MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021), M1Max, 32GB Ram
Still an issue
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?