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Illustrator: how to change the artboard number?


Question

I want to change the order of my artboards when exported to PDF, and the only way i can achieve this is by moving actual artwork from one artboard to another, which doesn't seem right. Is there any way to change the artboard number in Illustrator?

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2/14/2017 11:22:00 AM

Accepted Answer

Open the Artboards panel and drag the artboard to the desired spot, but be aware this will not change the actual position of the artboad in your Illustrator workspace.

As you can see in the image below, the number on the left is the actual order and on the right you have the artboard name, that by default is "Artboard 1, 2 etc." But it has nothing to do with it's actual position, only the number on the left sets that.

Artboards panel

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