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Export Tiled Artboard as PDF and Retain Layers.

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May 22, 2020

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Hi There, 

I'm working with Illustrator CS6. I'm drafting sewing patterns in several sizes which sometimes are larger than A4.

I need to export these layers into 4 x A4 PDFs tiled from my larger artboards, as they are to be part of a complete A4 document. I am able to tile the artboard and not retain layers in the PDF or retain layers in the PDF and not tile the artboard.

I have tried printing to postscript and converting in distiller. and have tried exporting and saving as to PDF with tiles in more ways than I can remember.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

If this isnt possible.. is there a way I can seperate my A2 artboard into 4 A4 and split my objects with them?

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

Yes, you can create 4 A4 rectangles and convert each to artboards (Object > Artboards > Convert to Artboards).

You can keep the large artboard too,

Save as PDF

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https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/551f1a3a-f939-49f9-437d-63904d9b338a

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Export Tiled Artboard as PDF and Retain Layers.

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Hi There, 

I'm working with Illustrator CS6. I'm drafting sewing patterns in several sizes which sometimes are larger than A4.

I need to export these layers into 4 x A4 PDFs tiled from my larger artboards, as they are to be part of a complete A4 document. I am able to tile the artboard and not retain layers in the PDF or retain layers in the PDF and not tile the artboard.

I have tried printing to postscript and converting in distiller. and have tried exporting and saving as to PDF with tiles in more ways than I can remember.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

If this isnt possible.. is there a way I can seperate my A2 artboard into 4 A4 and split my objects with them?

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

Yes, you can create 4 A4 rectangles and convert each to artboards (Object > Artboards > Convert to Artboards).

You can keep the large artboard too,

Save as PDF

See:

https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/551f1a3a-f939-49f9-437d-63904d9b338a

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Yes, you can create 4 A4 rectangles and convert each to artboards (Object > Artboards > Convert to Artboards).

You can keep the large artboard too,

Save as PDF

See:

https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/551f1a3a-f939-49f9-437d-63904d9b338a

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Brilliant! Thankyou so much, I had a feeling I was over thinking it xD 

Much appreciated 🙂

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Good to hear that helped.

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I did resave my link as a CS6 compatible file.

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