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I have a document with several artboards (7), which I resized, but now my grid (cmd–") is not centered or zeroed correctly (please see photo). I need to adjust the elements on the artboards, and I need the grid to zeroed correctly, otherwise there's no point in using it. Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

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Double-click the origin point for the rulers. This will reset the rulers to 0 and should, in turn, start the grid at 0.

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It seems to be a bit temperamental here. You may need to switch to the Artboard tool, click an artboard, then double-click the ruler origin.

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Ah, clicking the artboard tool and then double-clicking the origin point on the rulers works—THANK YOU!! –  R. Fischer Dec 10 '12 at 23:07
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@R.Fischer Don't forget to select this as your answer if it solved your problem. –  Yisela Dec 11 '12 at 0:28
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If you've been doing some resizing, and you're building for web, also check that your artboards are on the pixel grid. Switch to the Artboards tool: The dimensions and absolute position will appear in the control bar.

The document grid will follow your ruler origin (per artboard, as Skaught mentioned) but the pixel grid is essentially fixed across the doc and can really cause you some headaches. I'm hoping someone can tell me this problem is gone in CS6, though I'm not sure how they'd fix it in practice.

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