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Working with Artboards

Working in a multiple-artboard document is fairly intuitive. Using the Selection, Direct Selection, or Group Selection tools, click to select objects. You generate paths, fills, and effects in artboards the same way you would if you were working in just one document.

By the way, you can flow type from a text box in one artboard into a text box in another artboard. You do this in the same way you flow text from one text box to another within an artboard:

  1. Select the text box containing overflow text.
  2. Click twice on the overflow icon—a small red crosshair (see Figure 7).
    Figure 7

    Figure 7 Click the overflow icon twice to flow type into a new text box.

  3. Use the loaded cursor to draw a new text box—including, if you wish, in a new artboard, as shown in Figure 8.
    Figure 8

    Figure 8 Drawing a new text box in a new artboard for overflow type.

  4. When you release the mouse button from drawing the new text box, the overflow type fills the text box. The text thread is identified in Illustrator with a thick blue line (see Figure 9).
    Figure 9

    Figure 9 Type flowing between text boxes in separate artboards.

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