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Artboard Alignment

New Here ,
May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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Hello! Please tell me, if I have 50 artboards and 50 pictures in the file, each of which needs to be aligned relative to its artboard.. Is it possible to simultaneously align 50 pictures on 50 artboards? If yes, how can this be done?

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 07, 2022 Jul 07, 2022

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Hello @nutalina,

 

Thanks for reaching out, and sorry for the late response. I would request you try the steps shared in this tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk07Tlf8Qw0) and check if it helps.

 

Looking forward to your response.

 

Thanks,

Anubhav

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Guide ,
Jul 07, 2022 Jul 07, 2022

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YouTube vid is about text, not pictures, so this won't work...

OP you'll need to script this, or create an action (although I'm not sure if an action can move from one page to another - Kurt?)... although if you've been waiting since May this is probably no longer an issue...

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Community Expert ,
Jul 08, 2022 Jul 08, 2022

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Well, Met, this is rather a task for a script. I can imagine that it might also be possible with an action, but it would be pretty convoluted.

 

One thing that is always a bit arcane is the term "picture". To me it normally means a raster image, but there are many users that use it in terms of any kind of illustrations that can be done in Illustrator. Therefore it's difficult to suggest something without first taking a look at a sample file.

 

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New Here ,
Jul 08, 2022 Jul 08, 2022

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Thanks) But in tutorial they duplicate the same element on several artboards. And I have a lot of different items, so this option will not work( For now I center them manually, but when there are about 100 items, it takes a lot of time.

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Jul 08, 2022 Jul 08, 2022

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Aligned how?  Are these placed items?  Can you provide further information with screenshots? 

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New Here ,
Jul 10, 2022 Jul 10, 2022

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Here is a collection of illustrations, each of these objects I placed in the center of the corresponding artboard..

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Advisor ,
Jul 11, 2022 Jul 11, 2022

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Can you show:

(1) The items before you centre them. 

(2) The layers panel of one or more items, fully expanded. 

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New Here ,
Jul 11, 2022 Jul 11, 2022

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Initially, I create one object on each artboard or transfer them from another file and place one object on each artboard.
I center them using the Alignment function

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Jul 11, 2022 Jul 11, 2022

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Apparently, you've got one single group on each artboard. Based on that assumption, you may do it in a couple of steps.

 

  1. Delete all artboards but one.
  2. Select all groups and run this excellent script, provided by Alexander Ladygin.
  3. Execute the "Rearrange Artboards" command that is located in the menu of the Artboards palette.
  4. Choose the Artboard tool, select all artboards and set their size to the desired (uniform) dimensions in the Control palette (or Properties palette). Reference point: centre.
  5. Rearrange the artboards again, if desired/required.
  6. Delete the remaining (empty) artboard.

 

It could also be done with an action (partially), but the scripting route is more straightforward in this case.

 

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New Here ,
Jul 11, 2022 Jul 11, 2022

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Thank you!
I will try)

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Jul 11, 2022 Jul 11, 2022

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As @Kurt Gold said, you appear to have one item (a group) per artboard.   This simple script should centre these items.  It will ignore artboards with >1 item though. 

var doc = app.activeDocument;
var ABs = doc.artboards;
var output = "";
for (var i = 0; i < ABs.length; i++) {
    ABs.setActiveArtboardIndex(i);
    doc.selectObjectsOnActiveArtboard();
    var d = doc.artboards[i].artboardRect;
    if (doc.selection.length == 1) {
        var w = doc.selection[0].width;
        var h = doc.selection[0].height;
        doc.selection[0].position = [
            (d[0] + ((d[2] - d[0]) / 2)) - w / 2,
            (d[1] + ((d[3] - d[1]) / 2)) + h / 2
        ];
    }
}

 

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Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

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Cool script but make sure your items are not on multiple artboards...(I added "bleed" through the script and they overlapped, they won't then sort as individual items on individual artboards)...

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