adobe XD won't let me change the order of the artboards.

New Here ,
Dec 03, 2016 Dec 03, 2016

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Made a prototype in Adobe XD, then, later wanted to change the order of the artboards in the shared view. Changed the order in shared view,  but then it won't update the link. Tried everything. Tried deleting the prototype and creating a new one, tried saving under another name...

I can not imagine that you are stuck with the order you made things in. We need to be able to move the order around!

Anyone know how to fix?

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Community Beginner , Mar 07, 2018 Mar 07, 2018
UPDATE:There is a workaround. Another forum user told me to make sure all artboards are vertically aligned.Adobe XD will go L to R top to bottom. (but on a very granular level)If artboard 2 is 1px higher than artboard 1 it will be displayed first.I've attached the screenshot another user shared with me to illustrate the point.So great there is a workaround, but this is still a huge issue that needs to be addressed.We should have the flexibility to arrange artboards in the most logical arrangemen...

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New Here , Jun 27, 2019 Jun 27, 2019
Hi there,faced the same problem. It works, if you add ascending numbers as prefix to the artboard's title. Then everything shows perfect in the sharing mode. - Katharina

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New Here ,
Jun 18, 2019 Jun 18, 2019

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I also have this issue

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New Here ,
Jun 27, 2019 Jun 27, 2019

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Hi,

I am also having this problem.  My art boards are in the correct order but the share view is defaulting to the wrong art board when the share initially opens.

-Jenn

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New Here ,
Jun 27, 2019 Jun 27, 2019

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Hi there,

faced the same problem.
It works, if you add ascending numbers as prefix to the artboard's title. Then everything shows perfect in the sharing mode.
- Katharina

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New Here ,
Jul 12, 2019 Jul 12, 2019

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Ascending numbers do not solve the problem at all. I had one artboard which was higher at the rest and dosed not matter the number it was still added at the end of the list (in preview or on the shared link).

The solution was to add ascending numbers in front of the artboard names and also check to have the top side of the artboards aligned!!! LOL!

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New Here ,
Oct 15, 2019 Oct 15, 2019

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Unreal, Adobe. How are we supposed to do a proper dev handoff if all of our artboards are out of order? It would be as simple as allowing us to rearrange the order in the share panel... 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 17, 2020 Jan 17, 2020

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Starting page will be the artboard set as Homepage in prototype mode — or place artboards in the order you want them left to right all aligned at the top edge.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 23, 2019 Oct 23, 2019

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62 Artboards and counting, still no way of rearranging the artboards. It just seems randomly generated.

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New Here ,
Jan 16, 2020 Jan 16, 2020

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So my temporary solve is...

- Adding ascending numbers to the prefix of artboards.

- Then exporting MULTIPLE files versus one single one.

- In a finder window, sort by name, open whatever your "1" page

- Then select all the rest of your pdf pages with the prefix numbers (sorting by name is key) and drag into the pdf doc underneath your first page.

 

This saved me a lot of time.... Hope this helps!

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New Here ,
Jun 01, 2020 Jun 01, 2020

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This does not work as a solution. 

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New Here ,
Jan 14, 2021 Jan 14, 2021

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Still waiting on a decent soution to this problem...nothng stated above helped me 

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New Here ,
Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2021

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I finally found a solution that works for me. The program reads the order of the artboards from left to right, top to bottom. So I arranged my artboards in this order and put a lot of spacing between the rows of artboards because the programs makes mistakes in reading the order if they're too close together. I was working with 13 artboards of varying height at the time so it that's probably what have messed up the order when XD was reading it..

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New Here ,
Feb 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2021

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Hi, 

 

Im working in a .sd adobe document with a lot of pages . The pages in my workspace are in the order that I need, but when I export the document to the link , the pages looks in completely desorder. 

Do someone knows how to change the orther of the pages in the export link?

 

Thank you!!!

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2021

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. Please try the suggestion shared in this similar discussion: https://community.adobe.com/t5/adobe-xd/adobe-xd-won-t-let-me-change-the-order-of-the-artboards/m-p/...

 

In case if this doesn't help, please share a screenshot of all the artboards in share mode and the version of XD, we'll try our best to help you with it.

 

Regards

Rishabh

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New Here ,
Sep 08, 2021 Sep 08, 2021

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My problem was when viewing cloud doc through the XD companion app, fixed by stacking artboards in the left layers panel, Last to first, top to bottom, (first on bottom).

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