How do you define different artboard sizes for a custom Document Profile in Illustrator CS6 on Mac OSX?

The default profiles all have options for different sized artboards. It should be easy to set this up and I can't figure it out.

I know how to make new document profiles and put them where they belong. Home > Library > Application Support > Adobe > Adobe Illustrator CS6 > en_US > New Document Profiles

  • I think what I'm asking is, how do you setup custom Artboard Presets? It doesn't look like you can.
    – rjd
    Commented Jan 17, 2015 at 20:46

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If you select the Browse option when creating a new document, it will open a window showing the location of the Document profiles.

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On the Mac it's in users/[you]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Illustrator XX/en_us (or your language)/New Document Profiles

If you create a document, set it up however you want in terms of color space, number of artboards, etc. and save as to that same location it will be seen in the drop down for Profile:. In the image below, I created the "3-Up" document and just saved it to the proper location.

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The overall document structure is saved, including number of artboards, color space, DRES ppi, Preview mode - basically anything in the "New Document" windows will be retained by saving the file after it is created.

This procedure works fine in CS6 or newer. I can't say for certain if it works in previous versions. I do not have them loaded to test.


I suppose it's not possible to do this yet.


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