1

I want to duplicate an entire artboard with all the artworks within it to another location in Illustrator CC, and I think it can be done by pressing and dropping and dragging. However, when I tried it, the resultant artwork is only made up by the entire white background, and all the artworks within the original artboard were not duplicated properly.

And I tried to push the white background back in order to confirm that it just hides all the artworks behind it, but the artworks wasn't hidden.

So how can I duplicate the entire artwork with all the contents within it?

  • Is anything locked? Items? layers? – Lauren-Reinstate-Monica-Ipsum Aug 16 '14 at 13:33
  • I remove one locked layer but the duplication still doesn't work. – Blaszard Aug 16 '14 at 13:54
  • Clipping masks anywhere? – Scott Aug 18 '14 at 17:05
3

As long as you are just trying to duplicate the artboard within the same file, you should be able to just pick Duplicate Artboards from the Artboards panel.
Artboards
As @Lauren Ipsum noted though, you need to be sure all of the content you wish to have duplicated is unlocked. I recommend going to Object > Unlock All or pressing ⌘ / Ctrl / Command+⌥ / Alt / option+2 before duplicating the artboard.

0

This could mean a whole lot different things have gone wrong while copying. I don't think you can copy an artboard from an active document to another, but they are fast workarounds to this. Is it a vector art or flattened/rasterized? Are the layers locked? I am not sure about the key combination you are referring to but on Windows, copying is done by ALT + drag the item

0

Adobe Illustrator CS6

This is issue was driving me bonkers and I found the solution. I think the OP wanted to use the shortcut to copy the entire clipboard.

Switch to Artboard mode. Shift + Option (Mac) Shift + Alt (PC)

Look for this button on the top button bar. Toggles the ability to copy the artboard contents. Hope this helps someone.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.