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Nathan Parker

Artboard arrangement, guides, and movement.

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Im laying out a photo book using Designer. There are potentially 100 pages, Is there a way to re-arrange the placement of art boards into a grid matrix instead of the endless left to right scroll? I find the grid layout to be a lot easier to work with and visualize the final product.


Can artboards be rearranged? When working on a project like this sometimes I want to swap page 10 with page 35 for example, Is there a way to drag and drop  to rearrange the artboard order?


Guides, setting up guides that are the same for every artboard is a bit daunting with the current method, I have to select the precise location for every artboard. Is there a way to place guides at the same locations on all my artboards?


Thanks for the help or consideration of adding these features to the artboard functionality.

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Hi Nathan Parker,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Currently neither of those actions is easy to accomplish in Designer. There's no features to automatise the process.

I'm moving this thread to the Feature Requests section to be considered for a future version.

Thanks for your feedback.

Hey, thanks for passing it along, these would be great!

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I am a newbie too, but I have learnt from the Affinity Workbook that you can duplicate artboards p323. This may be helpful as any features you want on multiple artboards can be reproduced this way. It will duplicate guides too, but you only see them on the active artboard. Make an artboard with the features to be repeated and copy it. Go to the edit menu and duplicate. Select both artboards in the layers panel, then go to Arrange. Select space horizontally, then uncheck Auto Distribute and put in an amount of space you want between them, then OK.

I hope this helps you Nathan or someone else.


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