I have a file called website_assets.ai that will have about 20 artboards. Each artboard contains a graphic element such as a symbol, logo or a button.
Each artboard has a name such as: symbol, logo or button. I want to export each of these artboards as their respective .svg file. To do this I currently go to File > Save a Copy, change Save as Type to SVG (*.svg) and select "Use Artboards" I then click Save.
The files that are saves are:
- website_assets copy_symbol.svg
- website_assets copy_logo.svg
- website_assets copy_button.svg
But what I really want is to export files with this convention:
...while I still have my big .ai file that lists all of the artboards.
What do I need to do to achieve this?
I read the Accepted Answer here: How to export to SVG from Illustrator using Artboards and if I follow those instructions and select, "Save As" and choose SVG (*.svg) and then select "Use Artboards", and click "Save" then the opened file changes to an SVG and I no longer have my big .ai (or even svg) file that lists all of the artboards.
My About Illustrator dialog says I am using version 20.1.0.