I currently can place artboards inside other artboards on the canvas. But this is not reflected in the layers panel, i.e the contained artboards are not grouped inside the containing artboard. When I move the containing artboard, none of the (visually containted) artboards move with it. Similar, when exporting the containing artboard to PDF/PNG, the contained artobards are not displayed.
Real nested artboards would be very useful for me to achieve the following:
1) Group my screens into logical groups, with the ability to move this whole group someplace else on the canvas as needed
2) Place textual information next to contained artboards, and place flow indications between different contained artboards. To document logic on specific screens and interactions between screens. (Prototype mode does rarely cover all of these). I realize I can do this already, but the added information outside of the artboard does not move with the artboard . Putting all this together in a containing artboard would move everything together as needed.
3) Export the containing artboard(s) with all contained artboards and the above described additional logic info to PDF to use as as spec and/or for reviews.
additionally, CTRL-Y is hard to do with one hand, CTRL-SHIFT-Y close to impossible. but switching the panels is something i do very often.
as an alternatively, make the shortcuts more accessible. E.g. CTRL-1, CTRL-2 or ALT-1, ...
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We think you’re going to really, really dig the plugin integrations we’re making available later this year :)
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Quick follow up on this:
I found a workaround in the meantime: Instead of exporting all artboards to a single pdf and then link to the full pdf from InDesign specifying page numbers, I can export the artboards to individual pdfs and reference them individually from InDesign.
Hi Elaine, this is a request for XD.
Be able to control the order of the exported artboards in the generated PDF. Current behavior: Order is based on location on canvas. Desired behavior: Order based on creation (same as in Illustrator).
(Of course, a more direct integration between XD and Indesign would be nice too. I guess that would be a request for both InDesign and XD)Martin shared this idea ·
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Similar to the original poster: Embedding/linking XD artboards into a InDesign spec document is needed for our workflow.
(Currently solving this by exporting XD artboards to single page PDF files (to avoid reshuffling of pages), and then link to the PDF's.)
No real use case for export/copy from InDesign to XD here.
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for me its less about the interactions, but more about the ability to have different visual states of a symbol.
example use cases are different button states (primary, secondary, tertiary, disabled,...) or different text input fields (empty, filled, focus, error, ...)
example desired behavior:
i create a symbol with all potential elements for an input field (field value, field label, underline, error text). i then create different states of the input field, depending on which certain elements may be shown or hidden, and/or have different text color, style, stroke colors, ...).
potential ways to implement: a) when editing a symbol show an interface similar to layer comps on photoshop. i edit the symbol to the desired state, then create or refresh a symbol state. or b) when editing a symbol extend the layers panel to have additional tabs for each state. i switch to the desired state tab, and then edit my symbol, including turning on/off visibility in the layers tab)
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Please note that the Wacom tablet on Windows only is considered a pen experience, which is not yet supported on the canvas. You should be able to select the tools along the side and interact with XD in the property inspector. We’re working on that particular experience.
However, I’d like to keep this open to be able to talk about what specific issues Mac users are experiencing. Please do add these in the comments!