There is getActiveArtboardIndex and setActiveArtboardIndex, I can get the Artboard object with getByName.

But how do I set active artboard by name?

Or at least get index from the Artboard object?

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Not the most elegant way, but still solves the problem:

var docRef = app.activeDocument;
var ABName = "Artboard Name";
function setActiveArtboardBy(name) {
    var artboard = docRef.artboards.getByName(name);
    for (i = 0; i < docRef.artboards.length; i++) {
        if (docRef.artboards[i] == artboard) {
  • 3
    Please explaine what this piece of code does. Only presenting the code kicks off all reader not able to unstand what you did ...
    – Mensch
    Oct 2, 2014 at 16:54
  • Kurt, it takes artboard object by given name, then goes through all artboard comparing with it. When it figures out the right one it sets it as active and breaks the cycle. That is what this function does.
    – amrok
    Oct 2, 2014 at 20:34

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