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Perhaps you could make it once, and save (Export) it as a template. Then you could just select it from the Templates category rather than the Presets category.


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@MEB My understanding is: Fzyn wants to create a new document with 50 artboards of a specific size in one go. Currently he has do add 49 artboards manually with the artboard tool once the new document has been created.

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18 minutes ago, VolkerMB said:

@MEB My understanding is: Fzyn wants to create a new document with 50 artboards of a specific size in one go. Currently he has do add 49 artboards manually with the artboard tool once the new document has been created.

It feels unlikely that Serif would create a preset specifically for someone who wants exactly 50 artboards. Though I suppose that Designer could gain a "number of Artboards" field like Publisher has a "number of pages" field.

But it will be faster for Fzyn to create a document with 50 artboards of the desired size and export that as a .aftemplate file.


-- Walt

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It's a reasonable request. (But belongs in the feature request sub-forum.) Both FreeHand (long before Illustrator even had 'Artboards') and Illustrator provide a field for specifying count of pages / artboards in their New Document dialogs. Illustrator's provides options for count of rows and columns.

I use it frequently, as when creating illustrated step-by-step procedures. Yeah, one can pre-build a template. But that's also true of many other things one doesn't always want to have to build a separate template for. It's also handy in that uniform spacing between the rows and columns is automated. (In FreeHand, you can select pages with its Pages tool, and align/distribute them with the same commands as used for ordinary objects. In Illustrator, you can't.)

JET

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9 minutes ago, JET_Affinity said:

It's also handy in that uniform spacing between the rows and columns is automated. (In FreeHand, you can select pages with its Pages tool, and align/distribute them with the same commands as used for ordinary objects. In Illustrator, you can't.)

You can do that align/distribute in Designer, too, with Artboards. So with power duplicate and align/distribute you can easily get a row of equal-size artboards. Then power duplicate that a few times and you can vertically distribute them to get a grid of equal-size artboards.

Would it be nice to have a count and array settings? Yes. But until then, making a file or a template with a grid of artboards is not difficult.


-- Walt

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