Add pages to a multiple page layout in Illustrator

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Jun 07, 2018 Jun 07, 2018

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Hi. I am trying to edit a PDF file in Adobe Illustrator. It has 64 pages but I would like to add severall pages in the middle. How do I do that?

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Guide , Jun 07, 2018 Jun 07, 2018
Go to Window> Artboards, and open the fly-out menu, create a new artboard or duplicate an existing one, drag it into the desired position in the Artboards panel, then click on Rearrange All Artboards. If you go to Artboard Options and set them to view as a single column, the artboards will appear a bit more like InDesign pages.Personally, I would place the PDF into InDesign using the place multipage PDF script and add new pages there, then export to a new PDF.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 07, 2018 Jun 07, 2018

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You do that in Acrobat.

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Jun 07, 2018 Jun 07, 2018

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But If do that in Acrobat it makes some deformations in the document. That's why I don't want to do it there..

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Jun 07, 2018 Jun 07, 2018

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What kind of deformations?

In what application it was created?

Which PDF viewer do you use?

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Jun 07, 2018 Jun 07, 2018

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Illustrator is not a valid PDF editor.

Illustrator can only edit those PDFs which were created in Illustrator with Illustrator's edit cpabilities.

With all other PDFs you will cause damage.

Go back to the original application and do there the changes.

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Yes, I said PDF because I have the habit to call PDF files do everything that is done in Adobe files. The file I am talking about was created in Adobe Illustrator but not by me. Since I am new in Illustrator, that's way I'm asking this.

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Are the Illustrator editing capabilities saved with this file? Yes?, then open in Illustrator (check if the version is NOT newer than your's). No?, ask for a new PDF or the original AI file.

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Go to Window> Artboards, and open the fly-out menu, create a new artboard or duplicate an existing one, drag it into the desired position in the Artboards panel, then click on Rearrange All Artboards. If you go to Artboard Options and set them to view as a single column, the artboards will appear a bit more like InDesign pages.

Personally, I would place the PDF into InDesign using the place multipage PDF script and add new pages there, then export to a new PDF.

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Great tip! Save me a lot of work! Thank you.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 06, 2018 Aug 06, 2018

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Hi António,

I would like to know if the steps suggested above worked for you, or the issue still persists.

Kindly update the discussion if you need further assistance with it.

Thanks,

Srishti

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Aug 06, 2018 Aug 06, 2018

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antónioj65797935  wrote

Hi. I am trying to edit a PDF file in Adobe Illustrator. It has 64 pages but I would like to add severall pages in the middle. How do I do that?

Illustrator does not have pages. It only has artboards.

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