Choose which artboards to share (share link to prototype/design spec subset / exclude some artboards when sharing)
Because we are often working with multiple dev teams on a single project it would be great to be able to select a specific path of actions and share them as a link. Example: share just the contact flow or the shopping cart flow.
The benefit of being able to see all screens and link to them is great. Being able to see and share a subset as well would be awesome. We could focus on just sharing that specific interaction and the team it is being sent to wouldn't have to go through everything just to see the UX of a single section.
We are currently evaluating ways of enabling you to define multiple flows and then publish those links individually from a given document. Thanks!
"currently, if you have no wires in your document, we share all artboards, but if you do have wires, we only share the artboards that are attached to your home artboard." - stupid design desicions at its best
"Actually, this is incorrect; currently, if you have no wires in your document, we share all artboards, but if you do have wires, we only share the artboards that are attached to your home artboard. "
"Actually, this is incorrect; currently, if you have no wires in your document, we share all artboards, but if you do have wires, we only share the artboards that are attached to your home artboard."
Would be nice to have an option "share all artboards"
Currently there is a workaround: Don't link the artboards that in prototyp mode, than they won't show up on your shared document
Sorry to hear there is some confusion. I believe your issue is related to the manner in which you connected artboards in your prototype. XD decides which artboards to upload as follows:
- If none of the artboards are connected with wires, ALL artboards will be uploaded. Users can transition between artboards using the arrow buttons on the screen or on a keyboard.
- If one more more artboards are connected, XD uploads only those artboards that are connected to the home artboard.
For example, if you have a design file with artboards named:
And artboard One is connected to artboards Three and Five – the prototype or spec you share will contain artboard One, Three and Five. Since artboards Two and Four aren’t connected to the home artboard, they will not be included in the prototype or spec.
The first time you connect an element or artboard to another, the source artboard is automatically set as the home artboard. This is also the first screen you will see when your prototype loads.
You can change the home artboard by clicking on the home artboard icon next to any artboard when it is selected in prototype mode.
In your example, I suspect that you are only getting a subset of your artboards because they aren’t all connected to the flow from the home artboard. You can address this by adding more wires, or removing them all.
If this doesn’t solve your problem, please comment here and we can explore further.
Would it be possible for you to send your XD file to AdobeXDSharingSupport@adobe.com so that we can investigate further?
To be clear, you have found an artboard in your file that is not being uploaded as part of your prototype or spec AND is connected to the flow from the home artboard? To be connected to the home artboard, you should be able to trace the click it would take a user to access that artboard.
For example, artboard one has a button that is linked to artboard three, and artboard three has a button that is connected to artboard six.
One area that we have seen confusion in the past is that someone has wires such that artboard one is connected to artboard three, and artboard six is connected to artboard three. In this situation, artboard six is not in fact connected to the flow from artboard one, as there is no way to get to artboard six from artboard one. Is it possible that your design falls into this scenario?
If you can share your XD file we can confirm what's going on and identify if there is a bug in XD or not. At the moment, I am unable to reproduce the behavior you are seeing.
Jennifer Reichert commented
First, all of my artboards are connected with wires. Also all my artboards or elements within the artboard are connected with the flow of my home artboard.
Some random artboards with same elements and wires as the artboards next to each other were not shown in the public link with design specs.
Removing of all wires does not make sense to me, as I was spending hours already on creating them..
Jennifer Reichert commented
I created a public link for design specs, then I receive a public link where 13 out of 63 screens were not shown as in Adobe XD itself. I tried to save in different kind of file names, accessing through different kind of browsers (Safari and Chrome) everything not working. Also I installed all the used fonts in the document.
Using Adobe Version 188.8.131.52, Mac OS High Sierra Version 10.13.3
All of my screens are properly linked to each other, artboard names are also not referred to each other. My country is Germany, I'm not accessing from an enterprise network, my network connection speed is Download 55.79 Mbps, Upload 28.84 Mbps.
Is there a limitation of artboards or file size (my file size is around 80MB)?
Please provide me a solution, I need to share the design specs with my dev team asap!
Yea, this is a big one. UI Prototyping is often an iterative process, which requires feedback along the way.
Being able to have private, working artboards kept from the public prototype is a must.
I'd appreciate the ability to quickly select an artboard as non-publishable. This would allow exploratory work without having to drag it off an artboard before sharing.
I commenting to late but you can share separated link for each artboard y you share / pones the shared link / go to the artboard you want to share / copy the URL and share. Each artboard have unique URL.
Kaue Lima commented
In my workflow I do need sometimes the spec of a single artboard also (to link somwhere on the project documentation for an example), what I'm doing in that case is that I generate the spec link, vistid that link and navigate to the artboard in question. With that artboard focused I copy and send that specific link to my devs so they don't need to go trough the entire project to find one specific artboard.
I don't see the case where this is not enough, if you do have some use case for this please elaborate for us! :)
Dude, It's working perfectly fine.
Actually, this is incorrect; currently, if you have no wires in your document, we share all artboards, but if you do have wires, we only share the artboards that are attached to your home artboard. However, I think you have a feature request in here about choosing how many artboards you share. I'm going to change this feature request to reflect that.
Curtis G commented
I noticed that I couldn't publish a Design Spec to share with our dev team of just a single artboard. I had to first create another artboard and link them together somehow and then I could publish. I would rather have the option to publish specs that are either A) already prototyped and linked together, or B) individual artboards I can pick and choose (select) which to publish specs to. Frequently our dev team will ask for just one screen on smaller projects, or just want specs on specific screens vs an entire flow we might have prototyped together. Would be nice also if the SPEC view was a top left tab in XD like Design, and Prototype. So I could go into SPEC mode and extract measurements myself if I'm a designer/coder in one. Or choose the screens there to publish specs on, etc. Making it more functional and not so restricted.
Satpal Sharma commented
Ability to tag/hide certain artboards so that when we Publish the Prototype those remains hidden from the user view. If I've 35 artboards out of which 5 are still work in progress, while publishing the prototype all 35 gets published and user will be able to navigate to those 5 unfinished ones. If XD allows me to tag those 5 artboards so that they remain hidden after I publish the prototype and the end user only sees 30 artboards then it would be great.
Steve Gibbons commented
With the current share online options, while you are in design mode, you can share online, and see all artboards for comparison. However once you move into prototyping mode and link up a few of the artboards and refresh your online share, only the artboards that are connected through links are accessible.
It would be great to have the option in design mode to share all or even better, a selection of artboards for UI comparison. And a seperate set of options for Prototype mode share online (inclusive of a toggle for turn off all transition effects - in some instances these can distract from the UX input beeing sought).
Gil Alvaro commented
Hi Tim Cole,
Make sure you connect all screens in Prototype Mode.
Thiago Xavier commented
In my opinion, when the user have been sharing a link the application could allow that the user chooses the artboard, because the dialog show: Start at: ...., but sometimes the user work with several artboards, one can show a specific.
Another thing, the label "Share Again" could be changed to "Create new link", it was very confusing and I had to think for a moment to know that there I could repeat the action.