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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Artboards

FreeHand users who made the switch to Illustrator have long lamented the lack of multiple page support in Illustrator. Over the years, we’ve used the Page Tiling feature as a kludgy solution, but Illustrator CS4 offers an even more intuitive and flexible approach—multiple artboards.

The single artboard in previous versions of Illustrator represented an imaginary piece of drawing paper, and its relationship to actual artwork could be a bit confusing. After all, you could draw far beyond the edge of the “paper.” If the Illustrator file was set up as an odd size (say, 3 by 3 inches), the dotted page tile indicator compounded the confusion; novices couldn’t figure out where the true edge of Illustrator reality fell. Add the fact that AI ...

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