I'm trying to open a catalog AI file with 32 pages and need to adjust each page in Illustrator CS6. How do I open the AI file in one single AI files with all artboards within it?

  • Hi Zaher, are you saying there are 32 different files each with 1 artboard or 1 file that should have 32 artboards (pages)? Your question is confusing since if you have 1 AI file then all of the graphics would be in that 1 file unless you're working with a PDF. – AndrewH Oct 5 '15 at 14:01
  • @AndrewH yest it's 32 different pages each has it's own artboard but it's an AI file not PDF. I'm sorry for the confusion but this is the file I got from my client which was designed by a previous Graphic Designer – Zaher Oct 5 '15 at 14:15
  • @AndrewH 1 AI file includes multiple pages but when I open it via Illustrator it only allows me to open 1 page out of 32 – Zaher Oct 5 '15 at 14:18
  • I believe the file you're working with is a PDF file since AI files don't have pages. Check out this similar question - How to open a multiple page PDF file as artboards in Illustrator CS6. – AndrewH Oct 5 '15 at 14:48
  • @AndrewH thank you for the information and link. The script supports CS4 & CS5 I have CS6 won't make conflicts? – Zaher Oct 5 '15 at 14:54

I think you want to open a multi-page PDF file in Illustrator since AI files do not have "pages".

You can check out this script for CS5 & CC:

Convert PDF Pages to Illustrator Artboards

An AppleScript that would basically allow you to drop any multipage PDF file on it -- and it would turn it into a mutli-artboard Illustrator file, with all the PDF pages -- in one step! Being that the script is written in AppleScript, it will only run on MacOS.

Users report that this script works up to CS6 and CC.

This script works for CS4:

Open Multi-Page PDF

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