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Artboards are exported always from the bottom - from background.

Their naming and numbering does not matter.

 


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Pšenda is correct. Artboards are exported in the order that they are created but I can see how this raises some confusion as I've seen a few posts about this before so it might not be as user friendly as it could be :/

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6 hours ago, Chris B said:

Pšenda is correct. Artboards are exported in the order that they are created but I can see how this raises some confusion as I've seen a few posts about this before so it might not be as user friendly as it could be :/

 

Do you mean in the opposite order that they were created?

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2 hours ago, MEB said:

yes it's somewhat counter-intuitive

 

In my view it is intuitive - it always first exported the layer, that was added/created earlier.
And the first/base layer is "background", which is always in bottom (in every photo editor).

So it's natural, that artboards are always added from bottom to top (maybe control the "Insert Target" option).

 

2 hours ago, mqudsi said:

opposite order that they were created?

 

No. My artboards are always added from bottom to top, and in the same order are exported.


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1 hour ago, Pšenda said:
4 hours ago, MEB said:

yes it's somewhat counter-intuitive

 

In my view it is intuitive

I agree. I just created these 3 artboards, in order (Artboard1, 2, 3) and exported to a PDF and they ended up on pages 1, 2, 3 as I expected.

I can see, though, that if you discover that you decide to move them around on the pasteboard and expect that to change the export order, it won't. For that you would need to reorder them in the layer panel.

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The Layers panel gives us a nice linear stack so that we know what's what. It's straightforward enough when multiple artboards are side by side or one above the other, but what if they're in a grid? Do you export a row at a time or a column at a time? And what if they're scattered around haphazardly??

 


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I don't understand. Everyone is reporting different results. 

 

I create a document then add a second art board (to the right of the first) and I end up with artboard 2 on page 1 and artboard 1 on page 2. That's the exact opposite of what @walt.farrell is reporting?

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4 hours ago, mqudsi said:

I create a document then add a second art board (to the right of the first) and I end up with artboard 2 on page 1 and artboard 1 on page 2.

 

The positions of the artboards on the canvas are unimportant. The second one may be to the right of the first, or directly above it, or below and to the left, but what matters is its position in the Layers panel. The artboard at the bottom of the stack will always be output to the first page of the PDF.


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9 hours ago, mqudsi said:

I don't understand. Everyone is reporting different results. 

 

I create a document then add a second art board (to the right of the first) and I end up with artboard 2 on page 1 and artboard 1 on page 2. That's the exact opposite of what @walt.farrell is reporting?

How did you create your second artboard? I just used the artboard tool, which automatically added the new artboard on the top of the layer stack.


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