Convert arboards to objects

Explorer ,
Jan 15, 2017 Jan 15, 2017

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Hi! I want to make arboards to objects to transform sizes. I don't know if I can do it... Can you help me?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 16, 2017 Jan 16, 2017

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Which version of Illustrator are you using?

In case it's a recent version, why don't you just use the Artboard tool to change the size of your artboards?

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Explorer ,
Jan 17, 2017 Jan 17, 2017

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Hi Kurt! I'm using CC 2015 *Mac.

I'm doing some planners in different sizes and I like to use objetcs to move it or change a colour, for example.

I forgot to copy the object (rectangle) and paste it in front before convert to artboard and close the file. So I have to draw the rectangles again. I think in these cases, it would be very useful and fast if we can convert artboards to objects.

Thank you very much for your reply!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 17, 2017 Jan 17, 2017

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use this script, it will draw a rectangle the size of the active artboard.

var idoc = app.activeDocument;

var r = idoc.artboards[idoc.artboards.getActiveArtboardIndex()].artboardRect;

idoc.pathItems.rectangle(r[1], r[0], r[2]-r[0], r[1]-r[3]);

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Explorer ,
Feb 24, 2017 Feb 24, 2017

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I have not idea how to use script... But thanks!

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Feb 24, 2017 Feb 24, 2017

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Paste those 3 lines of code to a text file, save the file with a jsx extension. To use, go to File, Scripts, Other Scripts....and navigate to where you saved the jsx file

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Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022

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This is awesome! Is it also possible to cover the bleed too?

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Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022

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hmm, let me see, I'm not sure if I can get the bleed box coordinates.

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Explorer ,
Jan 16, 2017 Jan 16, 2017

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Hi Kurt! I'm using CC 2015 *Mac.

I'm doing some planners in different sizes and I like to use objetcs to move it or change a colour, for example.

I forgot to copy the object (rectangle) and paste it in front before convert to artboard and close the file. So I have to draw the rectangles again. I think in these cases, it would be very useful and fast if we can convert artboards to objects.

Thank you very much for your reply!

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