OK, so we're all aware of the fact that Illustrator is a single-page per document application. While there are a handful of ways to "simulate" multiple pages, either via plugins or page tiling, or otherwise, the reality is that you're still looking at one page in your document.
I've been toying around with some workarounds in Illustrator myself and think I may have stumbled upon an interesting one for simulating multiple pages. In my opinion, it's the best "simulation" out there, but before I tell the world about it, I'm doing a bit of research on it. And so I'm soliciting your help.
I know what I use multiple pages for. I know what I'd like to use them for when using Illustrator. So it's easy for me to make my own case as to why AI should have multiple pages. But I'm wondering what all of YOU want out of multiple pages. Maybe you come from FreeHand and you've been using multiple pages for years. Maybe you've been using Illustrator for all these years and wished you'd had multiple pages to solve certain workflows or issues you've had. I'd love to hear how you are using those pages. Do you often use different pages sizes? Do you always use master page items? Do you use it so that you can store an entire corporate identity, such as business cards, letterhead, and envelopes, all in a single file? Do you storyboard ideas? Do you design entire brochures? What specific pages are most important to you? Leave your answers here in the comments section.
I know that it has been a while since my last video podcast (been busy updating videos, books, etc.), but I'm working on an in-depth episode that focuses specifically on multiple pages (with some rather interesting information I might add). Of course, all of this along with a technique that I've come up with that I think many of you might enjoy (I know, I can be a tease at times). But I'd like to use your feedback in the upcoming podcast, to make sure that I address all uses and all needs in this important request. At the very best, both the comments on this post and the upcoming video podcast will serve as a true petition to Adobe to ensure that we get REAL multiple pages added in CS4.
I look forward to hearing from all of you :)