Getting artboard number from imported by reference AI file

Community Beginner ,
May 07, 2019

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I need to know if there's a way to get the Artboard number from an "Imported by Reference" Adobe Illustrator file?

By looking at the Object Properties while the imported by Reference AI graphic is selected, I can see the file location and also the Artboard number, as shown below:

When getting the file location using InsetFile, the artboard number does not show as part of the file location.

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frameexpert Adobe Community Professional , May 07, 2019
I tried setting up an Illustrator CS6 file with three artboards. I imported each artboard into a separate anchored frame. Here is how ExtendScript shows the PageNum property for each one:Artboard 1: -1Artboard 2: 1Artboard 3: 2I am not sure if that pattern holds, but it is a place for you to start.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Did you try checking the Inset's PageNum property?

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I tried setting up an Illustrator CS6 file with three artboards. I imported each artboard into a separate anchored frame. Here is how ExtendScript shows the PageNum property for each one:

Artboard 1: -1

Artboard 2: 1

Artboard 3: 2

I am not sure if that pattern holds, but it is a place for you to start.

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Seems like pattern holds. I created 30 artboards and I'm getting 29 for PageNum. I was expecting to be able to read the Artboard name but that might be a stretch.

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