How to save artboards as separate PDF files in Illustrator

Want to export your artboards as separate PDF files?

PDFs have become a standard format for many digital and print uses, and is one of the most versatile file formats currently in existence.

Fortunately, Illustrator has a fairly simple solution that will let you export each selected artboard as a separate PDF file, or one of several other file formats.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open your Illustrator project file
  2. From the top menu, select File > Export > Export for Screens
  3. From the Export for Screens popup window, choose the Artboards tab on the left and check all the artboards that you want to export
  4. From the right side of the window, choose your export location and select PDF under Formats
  5. Click Export Artboard