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How to publish artboards in 'Design' (that aren't 'Prototypes')?

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Apr 10, 2018

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I am losing my mind - how do I publish my artboards for my client to see? Every time I try to publish the designs, only 3 pages out of 5 get published.

Hey Lillian

I believe your issue is related to the manner in which you have connected artboards.

XD decides which artboards to upload as follows:

1/ If none of the artboards are connected with wires, ALL artboards will be uploaded. Users can transition between artboards using the arrow buttons on the screen or on a keyboard.

2/ If one more artboard is connected, XD uploads only those artboards that are connected to the home artboard.

For example, if you have a design file with artboards named:
One
Two
Three
Four
Five

And artboard One is connected to artboards Three and Five – the prototype you share will contain artboard One, Three, and Five. Since artboards Two and Four aren’t connected to the home artboard, they will not be included in the prototype.

The first time you connect an element or artboard to another, the source artboard is automatically set as the home artboard. This is also the first screen you will see when your prototype loads.

You can change the home artboard by clicking on the home artboard icon next to any artboard when it is selected in prototype mode.

In your example, I suspect that you are only getting a subset of your artboards because they aren’t all connected to the flow from the home artboard. You can address this by adding more wires or removing them all.

If this doesn’t solve your problem, please comment here and we can explore further.

Regards,

Ankush

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How to publish artboards in 'Design' (that aren't 'Prototypes')?

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I am losing my mind - how do I publish my artboards for my client to see? Every time I try to publish the designs, only 3 pages out of 5 get published.

Hey Lillian

I believe your issue is related to the manner in which you have connected artboards.

XD decides which artboards to upload as follows:

1/ If none of the artboards are connected with wires, ALL artboards will be uploaded. Users can transition between artboards using the arrow buttons on the screen or on a keyboard.

2/ If one more artboard is connected, XD uploads only those artboards that are connected to the home artboard.

For example, if you have a design file with artboards named:
One
Two
Three
Four
Five

And artboard One is connected to artboards Three and Five – the prototype you share will contain artboard One, Three, and Five. Since artboards Two and Four aren’t connected to the home artboard, they will not be included in the prototype.

The first time you connect an element or artboard to another, the source artboard is automatically set as the home artboard. This is also the first screen you will see when your prototype loads.

You can change the home artboard by clicking on the home artboard icon next to any artboard when it is selected in prototype mode.

In your example, I suspect that you are only getting a subset of your artboards because they aren’t all connected to the flow from the home artboard. You can address this by adding more wires or removing them all.

If this doesn’t solve your problem, please comment here and we can explore further.

Regards,

Ankush

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Hey Lillian

I believe your issue is related to the manner in which you have connected artboards.

XD decides which artboards to upload as follows:

1/ If none of the artboards are connected with wires, ALL artboards will be uploaded. Users can transition between artboards using the arrow buttons on the screen or on a keyboard.

2/ If one more artboard is connected, XD uploads only those artboards that are connected to the home artboard.

For example, if you have a design file with artboards named:
One
Two
Three
Four
Five

And artboard One is connected to artboards Three and Five – the prototype you share will contain artboard One, Three, and Five. Since artboards Two and Four aren’t connected to the home artboard, they will not be included in the prototype.

The first time you connect an element or artboard to another, the source artboard is automatically set as the home artboard. This is also the first screen you will see when your prototype loads.

You can change the home artboard by clicking on the home artboard icon next to any artboard when it is selected in prototype mode.

In your example, I suspect that you are only getting a subset of your artboards because they aren’t all connected to the flow from the home artboard. You can address this by adding more wires or removing them all.

If this doesn’t solve your problem, please comment here and we can explore further.

Regards,

Ankush

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I'm encountering the same issue, but I do want to publish all artboards in the XD file to the prototype (not just the ones connected via the wires/flow) – is this possible?

Ideally this could be achieved by selecting the artboards you want to publish beforehand, that way you could be selective about which boards not connected to the flow could also appear in the prototype, alongside any pulled through be default (by being a part of the flow).

Any help much appreciated, thanks.

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It's more intuitive (and faster) if there will be a second way to publish: Publish just the artboards which are selected (I clicked on)!!!

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This issue has popped up multiple times in different Adobe outlets. Please fix, it's clear this is not intuitive to people. XD is over-simplifying this feature. I want to have some Artboards wired so as to show a prototype while still keep other Artboards for development or reference when published. Fix it.

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Hi Caleb,

Thank you for reaching out. I understand that it could be annoying. I have found a similar request has been raised here: Option to publish all screens even without prototyping – Adobe XD Feedback : Feature Requests & Bugs Could you please confirm if this is the same feature you are looking forward? If yes, please upvote this request to add your voice.

Please let us know if that helps. We's be happy to help.

Thanks,

Harshika

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What can I do if I just want to publish 1 artboard? At the moment I publish 2 similar artboards that are connected, but thats always confusion for the reviewer!!!

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