I've got a large Illustrator file with five artboards, my client asked for seperate PDF's of each artboard which is what I'm used to, but they've also asked for a PDF that shows all the artboards at the same time (basically looking like it does from the file I'm working on). I've trawled the settings and the web but to no avail. I've tried printing to PDF from the print menu but the only printer is Adobe Postscript File; whereas online people can select PDF from the menu settings. Am I missing something here?
Saving and exporting, arn't they two different things? I can save individual artboards to PDF's. But in the case of a PDF with all artboards contained that will always save them into a document, instead of resembling what the entire area looks like. I'd like it to look like a snapshot of the entire workspace if thats possible? I saw a reference file from last year and someone had seemed to have made it possible (may have been an earlier version, i'm on CS5)
Oops, should have read the post better. To save out one page from multiple artboars, then, you simply select to highlight the artboard you want to save out from the artboard floating palette. Then, choose save as PDF.
Additionally, if you want to view all artboards inside one pdf at the same time, then select all artboards from your artboard floating palette, save as .eps, then open in Adobe Acrobat and save as a pdf.
> "To save out one page from multiple artboars, then, you simply select to highlight the artboard you want to save out from the artboard floating palette. Then, choose save as PDF."
I'd say that still won't work, Meganchi.
The OP is asking for something different. Imagine an Illustrator document with 4 artboards. On each of the artboards there is just one filled circle. The task is to create a single page .pdf that contains all 4 circles according to their (relative) positions on the former separate artboards.