I have 3 artboards. Two business card size. One larger A4. One of the smaller Biz Card size artboards sits on the larger one even when I try to re-arrange them. I have categorised them so each artwork components are associated/attached with the right artboard. Two artboards do not seperate when I ask it to "rearrange artboards with artwork".
It doesn't matter what layout order I pick or space I suggest... it just keeps putting one of the smaller boards over the large one. I have never had this problem before! Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance

UPDATE: i have just moved them manually but would still love any feedback. :)

  • The system does not know what to do with the overlapping art, copy it or move it with whitch artboard so it does neither
    – joojaa
    Oct 21, 2021 at 4:38
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    I think the app actually assumes if you have overlapping artboards that is intentional and you want the overlap to be retained - because layer artwork would be in a specific position in relation to the artboards as they overlap..
    – Scott
    Oct 21, 2021 at 8:01

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Distribution doesn't work too well in the entire Adobe suite, IF you attempt that with objects (or artboards) of different sizes.

I did not even know there's a tool to "rearrange" the artboards.

Just use the mouse and drag them around with the Artboard tool, use snapping if you need some alignment.

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