I'm new to Illustrator and I'm making an illustration, the problem is when I moved the red rectangle, the surrounding border seems to stay there, I can't select it and it does not move or remove, and when I click on the eye button beside layers, I figure out it doesn't belong to any layer. I searched about it and I know it's not my art board. What can it be and how can I remove it?

I hope it's not a redundant post.

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  • I think it may be a redundant art board but how can I remove it anyway? Jun 28, 2016 at 7:48
  • have you tried the artboard tool?
    – Luciano
    Jun 28, 2016 at 7:56

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Select the artboard tool (Shift+O) and then click the small "x" in the top right corner of the extra artboard. Alternatively, use the Artboard Panel and select the stray artboard and delte from there.

  • thank you very much, it turns out the black box IS an extra art board. Jun 29, 2016 at 22:16

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