I'm using Illustrator to lay out a multi-page pdf, I've set up some guides on an artboard and I'd like other artboards to have the same guides. Can I copy them over?

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View > Guides > Unlock Guides. Then they're like any other vector objects, so you can select, copy, and paste-in-place on your other artboards.

  • To expound upon this, once unlocked they can then be grouped and aligned to the artboard. This was super helpful when mine got messed up and I needed to bring over the originals from my template and recenter them. Thanks @Ike! Jun 17, 2016 at 23:46

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