I am trying to move an artboard from on document to another. I have move/copy artboard turned on and the layers are unlocked. I go to artboards in tool bar and select copy and then paste in new document but it only pastes the graphic. I've tried selecting artboard and dragging it up to document tab like you can do in photoshop but its not working either. This is what I have read to do when I searched.
I don't believe artboards are inter-document transferable. At least not in CS6. You absolutely can't drag them to other documents (or tabs). They won't leave the boundaries of the document they reside in.
Just draw a rectangle the size of your artboard...
select it and the graphic
copy... paste into new document
then select just the rectangle
and convert it to an artboard via
Object > Artboards > Convert to Artboard.