Is it possible to find the dimensions of an imported document in Illustrator? For example, if you drag a SVG into Illustrator (On Mac)/open a pre-made SVG, it doesn't necessarily tell you the dimensions of the document itself. If you wanted to recreate the document size, how would you do so?

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    Removed SVG tag, the question is not specific to one document type
    – Hemi
    Feb 21, 2011 at 11:56

2 Answers 2


Option 1. Load the graphic into Illustrator, select the artboard tool

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and click and hold one of the corners, this will display a little tooltip with the height and width.

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Option 2.

Click Window> Artboards. On the side a little artboards pane should appear, click the dropdown menu

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then click "Artboard options." This will give you a dialog box with width and height displayed in the units set in Preferences (Edit> Preferences> Units...)


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    I think as far as the first solution goes, it's more "click and wiggle" than click and hold, if user clicks and holds perfectly still the info doesn't appear Oct 13, 2017 at 18:28

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When you click on Artboard Tool (Shift + O) you can able to see this on right top. :)

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    Apr 15, 2015 at 9:03
  • I like this answer better, I think it's faster May 31, 2017 at 16:35

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