Control artboard order for shared prototype
I really think it would be much better to control the artboard order in the artboard section of the interface. A published prototype is viewed in the order of how artboards are placed in the workspace and the order goes from left to right and then top to bottom. I think regardless of their position the order should be arrange from the panel just like other adobe programs
Adding my vote for this feature - looks like it's been an issue for years, and it makes sharing so much less functional.
We need to be able to set which artboard the sharing should start from and exclude overlays and such.
need the ability to arrange or control how artboards are displayed in shared view....adding ascending numbers to dartboard titles and aligning art-board does not work. this is a make or break feature for a product of this type
I agree, but only a clarification. You are wrong when you said, "...the order goes from left to right and then top to bottom". The order is, currently, first from top to bottom and then from left to right.
And I think: If the order of the artboards isn't controlled by the panel called "Artboards", for what the drag of artboards in that panel? It is confusing.
Huong Quynh commented
My team update design continuity and every update the screen order is change so hard to follow the design in sharing link. pls fix it.
Raj Kannan Iyyappan commented
I had to create new XD document and copy the artboards in desired order to get it working.
In the artboard overview I have the "Setup Process" and "Mail Template" artboard first. I would like to have the same order in the web overview of all artboards. Currently it would be completly other artboards. like dashboart and a popup artboard... In case there are many artboards it may make sense to order them by priority...
One issue with the using the artboard order in the ARTBOARDS panel is that they are added from bottom to top, as you add new artboards. So the order in the published prototype should also be from bottom to top, otherwise we would need to reverse the order of every artboard.
Totally agree. I thought the screen sequence would be taken from the artboard order
I would like to control which order my artboards are displayed when sharing. One way to do this would be to name my artboards "10", "20", "30", etc, and the ascending numbers will determine the order in which they're shared.
The way it currently works is that the order is determined by placement on the canvas, from top left to bottom right.
This doesn't work well, especially if you're designing Wireframe flows where related screens are sitting one on top of the other.
• split/sort my links into client-"folders" (!!!)
• when I'm logged in I can navigate to other shared links
• better UI for the stakeholder view
• invitation links to stakeholders
• background is black (so more focus on the design)
• I can see a tablet when I design tablet size
• better comment mode
• activity and history mode
• better UI
Dedrean Dixon commented
Definitely need the ability to organize the artboards in the published prototype. My clients get lost and confused by overlay artboards and such. Really need the ability to create specific workflows. Maybe even the ability to select whether we would like overlay artboards to show in the published view. Please fix ASAP. :)
We need control over the artboards in the published view:
1. the ability to organize artboards in the sections by flow
2. the ability to name a section (similar to Zeplin)
3. the ability to organize (tag) artboards in the section
Huge issue with xd and sharing with clients. Without it, we have to create separate xd files, one for each specific flow because a "master" document is too complex for the client to navigate.
Gabe Grayum commented
This is my #1 complaint about XD. I need control over the order of the artboards in the prototype.
Olivier Marillier commented
XD Exports or Sharing (technical specification for example) keep the creation page order even if it's arranged after in the layer column (cmd Y). Therefore, artboards don't respect the good user flow presentation.
Chris Cavallucci commented
Consider this approach to a solution: sequence the shared prototype artboards according to the sequence of artboards in the Layers panel. Top to bottom in Layers maps to Left to Right in the shared prototype. The layers panel might be a good place to hide artboards from being viewed in the prototype.
I'd really like to see this feature implemented too. The layout of my artboards in Xd can be more of a 'mind-map' style that doesn't necessarily translate into the order I'd like to share with a client, and often my initial prototypes don't include hotspots for time-saving reasons.
David Hicka commented
It would be great if users could index the order in which screens are displayed in prototype view. I'm aware that placing the artboards in order from left to right top down is how they will be presented. However it's nice to group artboards in different ways. If I place all my artboards horizontally from left to right they can potentially be a mile across. Combine this will linking buttons to pages and it becomes a problem.
Mandar Kshirsagar commented
I totally support this. I think the order of artboards in the artboard section should be the same in the prototype which makes easy for everyone to navigate. The presentation will we a lot easy with this feature and the presenter won't look like a fool in front of the audience. I would really love if this feature is added ASAP.
Just adding to this.. I've had people on my team click thru a prototype using the nav arrows at the bottom and then get confused why the screens are out of order. I think the underlying (unspoken) expectation is that the art board order should follow the order in which they are referred to in the prototype. None-the-less, having a simple way to set the order of art boards manually may help with that issue. Additionally, it would make it easier to find and select a board from the Target dropdown when connecting.