I've got a problem in Illustrator with the bounding box, I've already searched the whole web but i can't find a fix for this! Is there a way to set the bounding box always to the path, not the contur ? I know there is probably a simple solution to this, but i really can't seem to find it.

This is really annoying, i hope you can help me out with this!

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Under Preferences → General, there is an option called "Use Preview Bounds".

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Turning this on will force the bounding box to fit to the visual appearance of what you select, so it will include strokes or any other appearance attributes you have. I assume you have this turned on....

Turning it off will force the bounding box to fit to path data only; exactly as you want.

  • thank you so much! can't believe i was that blind... you saved my day thanks a lot!
    – Kim E
    Nov 20, 2017 at 9:46

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