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I can see how to fit an artboard to the art therein (Object -> Artboards -> Fit to selected art), but how do I do the opposite, i.e. how do I automatically resize a selected object to the artboard bounds?

Example artwork extending beyond artboard bounds

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You can not "do the opposite".

There is no internal option to "fit artwork to artboard". What you are seeking does not exists.

You may be able to write or find a custom script for this though.

  • Thanks Scott - I'll just do it by sight rather than fretting about where the proper way to do it lives! – dumbledad Apr 7 '15 at 16:35
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If you press Shift-o then Enter It will show you the width and height of the selected Artbord.

You can manually enter these dimensions to your object by first

Selecting the object, going to the top toolbar and clicking transform

You can then center it using the Align to Artboard settings.

  • It's a shame there isn't an option to transform while taking an objects stroke into consideration. This method is great, but if you've got a stroke it will exist outside of the artboard. – jkupczak Dec 8 '17 at 22:42

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