I have just started using Illustrator CC 2016, Im used to CS6 (with grey background and clearly defined artboards + boundary).

When I create a new document and create some artboards all I'm seeing is the transparency grid. When I hide transparency grid I still do not see the artboard bounding box. If I turn on video rulers they show the area, but still no defining black outline for the artboard.

How can I resolve this?


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View » Show Artboards should do the trick! I am using an Apple computer, so my View menu shows up on top of the Illustrator window itself. Your computer may be a little different, but as long as you find that menu, you should be good to go!

Top Menu » "View" » "Show Artboards"


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