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When reading/importing a designer file into Publisher, it would be intuitive to have the option to import artboards as pages. Currently the whole document is imported as a single page with multiple artboards.

A work around is to create a PDF and load that as then the pages are correctly handled - however the text isn't handled quite correctly - odd letterspacing, justification etc...

Just a thought.

Regards,

Mark

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I'm curious how you imported it. I just "placed" a .afdesign file that has two artboards, and only one of them is visible in Publisher.

If I instead use File > Open I get a new document with one page containing two artboards. I agree that having an easy way to get it opened as multiple pages would be nice. Or an easy way to transform the artboards to pages.

(Interesting possible bug: Once I've opened the file, and have that 1 page with 2 artboards, I cannot create any additional pages in that document. Document > Add Page and the icons in the Pages panel are all grayed out and/or non-functional.)


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I just opened an .afdesign file and it asks if I wish to make a copy or not.

As for the page additions, you can get around the bug by 'ctrl'/'cmd' dragging a page to duplicate it but yes there is an issue with adding pages too

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Why do you need to change artboards to pages? If you need artboards you should use AD, if you need pages you should use Publisher ; IMHO. Only situation you need that conversion is that you have started making a book with AD since Publisher was not available yet, understood what a stupid idea it was :D and want now to convert to Publisher.

Or what is the idea behind this?

(Ok, I think that if there is an option for that conversion it is ok to include it...)

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I'm having the same issue as walt.farrell. I place an AD file with multiple art boards, but only the first art board is placed. I expected the place cursor to cycle through all the art boards... Guess I have to make separate files for my elements for now :61_sob:

This seriously needs fixing though. No kind of workflow if you have tons of elements already in one AD file.

On 9/3/2018 at 6:48 AM, walt.farrell said:

I'm curious how you imported it. I just "placed" a .afdesign file that has two artboards, and only one of them is visible in Publisher.

 


Cheers

 

cealcrest.deviantart.com

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20 minutes ago, Cealcrest said:

I expected the place cursor to cycle through all the art boards...

Hi @Cealcrest,

it works differently:

  • First you place the document in your APub file.
  • Then you see on the toobar a selection drop down from which you can choose the artboard you want (see screenshot) below.
  • If you name your artboards in a meaningful way you can tell which artboard contains which content (I didn't in the screenshot :) )

place-multiple-artboards.png.9eebcabaf5821f4248bc70a4ab223e2f.png

d.


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