I'm pretty new with Illustrator, All icons will be converted into icon web font for one of my projects.

When there are objects around the artboard (with or without expand) the file gets corrupted on converting.

Error when converting

Strokes get ignored when generating fonts or CSH files. You may convert them to fills and reimport your SVG(s).

I saw there was an option for Use Artboards on save and tried without luck.

I temporary delete everything around the artboard when saving and ctrl+z, but that's not a good solution for me.

There must be a way to have objects around the artboard and still be able to save it successfully.

My artboard My save settings

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Instead of Save as... use the Asset Export Window

  • Select the illustration and drag it to the window holding Alt
  • Check the SVG export settings if necessary launching the Export for Screen Dialog icon at the bottom
  • Click the Export button

Asset Export Window

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    I will definitely check this out
    – Zoric
    Jan 14, 2019 at 21:37
  • To turn off the sub-folder creation hit Alt + Ctrl + E on windows and Cmd + Opt + E on mac
    – Zoric
    Jan 14, 2019 at 22:25

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