I have a document with dozens of artboards. I would like to copy a single artboard into a new document, preserving its content and dimensions. What's the easiest way to do this?
You can save a single Artboard in the Illustrator Options window.
File > Save As and then choose a path, and then select OK. The next window will look like this:
Just check the
Save each artboard to a separate file box, and then specify the artboard number in the
NOTE: The final file will be saved with the artboard number appended to the end such as
- Save As...
- Title the document something new
- Delete all unwanted artboards and art
I would not recommend saving as .eps unless you know the artwork will be flattened correctly. And saving as .ai does not provide the option to pick and choose artboards to save.
The best way I've found so far is just to make a blank artboard in the new document, making sure Illustrator is focused on that artboard. Then in the document you're transferring the artboard from, select the artwork in the artboard making sure that Illustrator focuses on that artboard as well. 'Copy' (Command + C) from the original document and 'Paste in Place' (Command + Shift + V) in the new document.
I'm pretty sure the OP found the answer to this question already, but if anyone else happened to come across this page like I did, watch this Youtube video below for the answer!
- Make a new artboard in a new file,
- Go back to the file with the artboard you're trying to copy,
- In that same file, click the artboard tool,
- Click the artboard you're trying to duplicate,
- Select > All on Active Artboard >
- Edit > Copy,
- Go back to the new file, click on the new artboard you created in the beginning,
- Edit > Paste in Place (so that it will be on the new artboard and not in some random place if you were to click regular paste).
People have probably figured it out with newer versions of Illustrator. I don't have CC but with CS6 go to 'File → New From Template' and search for your saved AI file.