Illustrator CS5 New Artboard Features
Let's move over to the Tools panel and click on the Artboard tool. This will take us into edit mode. In this mode, we can move, edit, delete and make new artboards. You will also notice that the Control (Options) panel has changed to give us some controls for working in the artboard edit mode. We can easily switch from Portrait to Landscape layout and name, add or delete artboards. When we open the Artboard Options dialog box, we have several more options. Another timesaving feature is the new Paste in Place and Paste on all Artboards commands in the Edit menu giving the ability to copy/paste artwork between artboards or to all artboards at once.
Let's take a look at the Rearrange Artboards dialog box which we can open from the Artboards panel menu. It's a fast, easy way to rearrange the artboards in your .ai file by choosing from the five preset layouts. You can also control the spacing between the artboards and choose to move the artboards by themselves or with the artwork attached.
Finally, we have a new option in the Illustrator Options dialog box when saving an .ai file. You now have the ability to save all or a range of the artboards in your .ai file as separate .ai files.
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