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I would like to use the "info" panel in illustrator to have infos such as :

  • the distance of the top of an object to the top of the artboard it belongs to;
  • the distance of the left border of an object to the left border of the artboard it belongs to.

How can I easily achieve that?

This pictures shows what I want: enter image description here

  • This sort of automatic data reading functionality in relation to the artboard is not possible in Illustrator. – Scott Apr 28 '15 at 16:47
  • That's a shame... – Colas Apr 28 '15 at 16:48
  • Illustrator does have ruers and a ruler tool. – Scott Apr 28 '15 at 16:49
  • How can I use them to have a precise measurement? – Colas Apr 28 '15 at 16:54
  • Some crazy person voted to close as "unclear what you're asking", without even bothering to ask for a clarification. That's crazy, it couldn't be clearer what this question is asking. Is someone voting to close at random?! – user56reinstatemonica8 Apr 28 '15 at 16:54
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This should help! (at least it works on my system)

enter image description here

  • Hey, you're right! For me (on CS6) this only works when rulers are visible (view > show rulers), but with rulers visible, it does switch the info panel to use the currently selected artboard, which is the last one clicked on. – user56reinstatemonica8 Apr 28 '15 at 17:03

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