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Display artboard name in Preview

When in 'Prototype mode > 'Preview', it would be really nice to show (or indicate) on the top where now is a line of text, which artboard you're at while tapping and clicking between the flow.

When you work with multiple artboards and you suddenly you find say typo or false interaction, it's really difficult to go back to that specific artboard after you've left the Preview mode.

I know you can do this...

Cheers and thanks!


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  • Al commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be very helpful - especially in preview mode. I just went looking for an extension (similar to the Insert Page Numbers one) that would help with this.

  • Sarah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So interestingly I just discovered artboard names DO show up in the preview, but only in Safari (not Chrome). I haven't tested this on a PC, only on a Mac.

    Why it would show in one browser but not another is beyond me...

  • BogdanH commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes indeed, I have same problem. Adobe, please make it happen asap, as I cannot tell every person I'm collaborating with to look in the URL path for the screen name...It's not intuitive, easy to find and professional at all!!!
    So please add this feature for easier collaboration and understanding!

  • Andrew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Janice, the artboard name is helpful in the published prototype (which is what you seem to be referring to) but also the Preview mode in the XD application (which is what I think OP is referring to). I really want this feature as well. Please see the title bar of this example I made: (2 options)

  • AdminJanice Yip (Admin, Adobe) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    Currently, when viewing the prototype, the last section of the URL path of the prototype (eg. "/artboard1" in "") is the artboard name, which corresponds to the artboard name in your design. Would using that be a helpful workaround?


  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be helpful to include the name of the artboard that a view is looking at in the preview mode. Right now, my users mostly refer to "slide 2 of 17" and the only way for me to know which slide that is is to launch the prototype and click the nav arrows on the bottom. If the name of the artboard was indicated somewhere, users could share a common naming system created by and accessible to the designer.

  • Øivind commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When previewing and testing the structure, it would be nice to have the option to show the art board name. Now i have to manually name all art boards twice. Once for the art board, and one for viewing the empty art board with a text box.

    Thank you.

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