Artboard renaming reset glitch
The newest version of Illustrator (and previous version) both have a glitch that occurs when trying to re-name artboards in a previously saved document that has multiple artboards. After changing the names of each artboard and then going to "export for screens", the name of the first artboard will revert to it's previous name before exporting. All other artboards will retain their new name. In order to correct this, I must save the file, and then re-name the first artboard a second time and save again. After doing this, all artboards will export correctly.
July 2022 and the problem of not keeping artboard names still exists. It's been a few years now. Very annoying.
I'm seeing this behaviour also
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 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... :-(
Tudor Vedeanu commented
I've been having the same issue during (at least) the last couple of years. Now running Illustrator 24.2.3.
See the attached screenshot. The Illustrator UI displays two different names for the same artboard after I renamed it. The Artboard panel shows the new name I set, while the Properties panel displays the old name. Moreover, Illustrator exports the artboard using the old name, and also reverts completely to the old artboard name if I close and reopen the file.
When renaming an artboard that was just created, whether from scratch or as a copy of an existing one, it appears renamed in the "Artboards" panel but not on the actual artboard's label on the workplace (visible when the Artboard tool is selected).
When switching the "Artboards" panel off (for example by switching it to the "Layers" panel), and then opening it back, we can then see the old artboard's name and rename it again. Then only it will work.
This issue happens randomly and not necessarily on every artboard created.
I noticed a similar issue was reported and closed, so I'm opening a new one.