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How to Use Multiple Artboards in Adobe Illustrator

Article Description

Perhaps no new feature in Illustrator CS4 has generated as much hype, intrigue, and head-scratching as the ability to define multiple artboards within a single document. With multiple artboards, Illustrator users can now create multi-page documents - but not, perhaps, in the way you might think. David Karlins, author of Adobe Illustrator CS4 HOW-TOs: 100 Essential Techniques, examines how to create and modify multiple artboards and how they can (and cannot) be used.

Summary

Innovative illustrators will certainly come up with interesting ways to utilize multiple artboards to improve productivity and unleash creativity. But it's clear now that Illustrator users can cast off the various tricks and workarounds they formerly used to print multiple-page documents (using layers as pages, using tiling, and so on). Now you can easily and quickly create multi-page documents, in which each page can be a different size.