is it possible to switch between artboards in Illustrator CS5? I’ve tried select an object on the artboard that is not current, but it doesn’t switch the focus to that artboard. Is there a way to make it do that?
im trying to do this as well - any help making a specific artboard active?
I had actually given up on this. There’s nothing in the CS5 scripting guide about switching focus between artboards, and the number of ways I’ve tried to do it have become ever more convoluted and also not very effective. I just gave up on it and went back to working in layers, since those are easy to move around/change focus on/etc.
Walt, I couldn’t see what your problem was with this. Its straight forward with Adobe’s ExtendScript then I looked at the dictionary and it would appear Adobe has not made all things equal. Commands would appear to be missing or I can’t find them where I would have expected. All I seem to be able to do is count them.? Anyhows if you really needed this you could call ExtendScript from your AppleScript.
I don’t know Java
A quick run-through revealed two things (Mark I would guess you know this, but I’m throwing it in because I didn’t):
One, Illustrator CS5 numbers artboards beginning with 0, not 1. So if you have a document with two artboards and you want to change between them, you have to change between artboards 0 and 1.