Number of pages different to number of artboards in the same pdf query??


New Member
Hey... wonder if anyone can help? When opening a Guidelines pdf from a client, I can see 14 pages, yet when I open the pdf in Illustrator there are 79 artboards which includes much more content than in the pdf!! I have never seen this before and wonder why I cannot see these pages in the pdf and how it is possible in the first place? Very strange but hoping someone might elighten me? Thank you.


Staff member
Well, firstly I'd like to add my little warning that you should never open a PDF in Illustrator unless it was originally made in Illustrator with the retain Illustrator editing capabilities.

With that out of the way.

What you have to do is have PDF page templates and a script that hides them - all done through Acrobat

That's the basics of it anyway.