When I export all my artboards to a single pdf the order of the boards gets mixed up. I'm using a windows os by the way.
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AdminMihnea Ovidenie (Admin, Adobe) commented
I want to make sure i understand your issue properly:
Step1: you create a design in XD with several artboards
Step2: you export those artboards to a single PDF file and the order of artboard placement respects left-to-right-top-to-bottom order
Step3: you use the exported PDF in InDesign
Step4: you add/rearrange the artboards in the original XD file
Step5: you export again the artboards in the same single PDF file
Step6: you notice that the order of artboards in the final PDF, while respecting the left-to-right-top-to-bottom rule, is changed and that impacts your workflow with InDesign
Assuming i understood your workflow properly (please correct if i am wrong), my first question is whether the exported artboards do not respect the rule left-to-right-top-to-bottom in Step 6. Based on your description, it looks like you want the order of exported artboards to be different than left-to-right-top-to-bottom. Some users mentioned they would like artboards to be placed in the order of creation, is this something you would like as well?
Similar issue: while the artboards are placed left-right to-to-bottom, this messes up the location of individual artboards in the pdf when adding/rearranging artboards: if i for example link to the pdf from InDesign, all my pages/artboards may be changed on each export.
Background: We use InDesign for design specs. Previously used Illustrator for the designs, linking to specific artboards. If replacing Illustrator with Experience Design, and exporting from XD to PDF, any new export may change the position of specific artboards. So the InDesign file gets messed up ...