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Hi, I was wondering if there is any solution for my problem.
I am using Affinity Designer for creating documents for my clients, all of them are based on few templates. I have at least two artboards in each template and I export them to two filetypes - jpg and pdf.

Here is my workflow:
I am opening last saved document of some kind - e.g. document-1005, then I am editing it with new data and then I am saving it as document-1006.

Then I am exporting (ctrl alt shift s) each artboard as jpg and pdf - because filename of Affinity Designer file is kept - its all easy for me to keep filenames constant (I have in one plce files document-1005.pdf, document-1005.jpg, document-1005.afdesign).

 

What would be perfect for me is to use slices to export. Right now if I choose slices - I would need to change slices name everytime when exporting them.
I am looking for some simple solution like what I created in Photoshop. Simple java script - it can create subfolders (when I need) and/or save file as jpg/png/psd with prefix or suffix added to original filename.

 

Is it possible in any way?

 

Regards,
triforcesolutions

 

 

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It's currently only possible to add your own variables for Slices but these are only available to the current document. It's also not possible to add scripting, sorry.

 

These features have been requested before by other users and hopefully this part of the app will be improved in the future.

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Agreed, When exporting, for example, the same logo with export variations, this becomes so useful.

 

I am working on a project for a clinet with 45 different logos. That's due to color variations and organization subdivisions. I need to give them transparent and solid files, and a few years ago I also gave them high res and low res versions of the images.

A prefix or suffix is needed to help the client differentiate between each file, especially if the image format is the same...and even if not, as the people using these files might not always know that png might have transparency and jpg definitely won't. This would be even mor eimportant for high res and low res versions.

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I just noticed that when exporting slices for retina, a "@2x" suffix is added to the exported file name, so a system is already built in somewhat satisfy this kind of file differentiation. Hopefully they'll extend control over such suffixes / prefixes to users.

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