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Questions about the regions that can contain printable artwork. You resize and set the orientation for your artwork by choosing settings in the Artboard Options dialog box.

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How to fit text box size to text?

I want to fit the artboard to selected art (two text boxes) - the text boxes are larger than the text inside them - how do I fit (shrink) them to wrap tightly around my text? Illustrator version - ...
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How to hide objects outside artboards in Illustrator?

Is it possible to hide the objects that are outside of the artboard? As you can see in the picture below, the polygons are shown outside of the artboard. I want to hide everything that is outside of ...
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Rotate illustrator canvas and contents?

Is there a way to rotate the canvas in illustrator 90 degrees? It's pdf format. I've tried the Artboard tool (Ctrl/Command + O) I found an answer regarding this: Illustrator opens PDFs rotated 90 ...
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Illustrator: how to change the artboard number?

I want to change the order of my artboards when exported to PDF, and the only way i can achieve this is by moving actual artwork from one artboard to another, which doesn't seem right. Is there any ...
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Is there option to fit square to artboard size in Illustrator?

I constantly create square background which I should adjust to artboard size. Almost every time I miss one or two pixels (Retina is good for that), so I looked for one-click feature "click object to ...
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Illustrator exporting SVG, viewbox doesn't match artboard size?

I'm attempting to output an SVG from Illustrator. My artboard is 256x256 pixels. The top left of the artboard is at 0,0. When I export my svg, the viewbox attribute is 0.5 792.5 256 256. Why isn't it ...
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Only exporting one artboard in Photoshop

I started using artboards in Photoshop, they are great for making banner sets. However, I've just had to change something in only 1 of my banners. If I use 'File > Export as...' it only gives me the ...
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Adobe Illustrator: maximum artboard dimensions for PNG export?

As all Illustrator users know, there is a hard limit on the size you can export a PNG file. I'm curious if anyone knows the maximum limit on this, and if it differs depending on the DPI of the ...
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How to align all objects in the center of the artboard using Illustrator?

Is there a shortcut to align all objects in the center of an artboard instead of doing it manually?
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Create an artboard automatically to the size of an image (Illustrator)

I am trying to figure out how to make an artboard automatically snap to the size of an image. I know that you can draw a rectangle, then go to the Artboards window and choose "Convert to Artboards" ...
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How can I crop everything outside of an art board in Illustrator?

I've got a very complex texture that I have running WAY over the art board and I need to clean it up for a client. How do I get rid of every point outside of the art board?
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Can you re-number the order of artboards in Illustrator CS4?

I use illustrator with multiple artboards to design website layouts. Often I start at the beginning (what I think is the beginning at the time) and get 15 pages deep. Then I realize that I need to add ...
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Export Multiple Artboards to Pngs Named after the Artboard Without the Filename Prepended

Given the following setup: File: SomeFilename.ai Which contains artboards named: Artboard_01 Artboard_02 Artboard_03 At the moment if I export the artboards Illustrator insists on ...
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Is there a way to have InDesign respect the artboard set in Illustrator?

When placing a *.ai in InDesign, InDesign auto-crops the frame if part of the Illustrator artboard is empty. Even if I outline the Illustrator artboard with a no-stroke, no-fill rectangle, InDesign ...
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Importing SVG into Illustrator with proper viewBox size

When I try to open an svg file with Illustrator, Illustrator defaults to whatever artboard size was last used when a file was open. As such, the svg, if not the same size as the previous artboard, is ...
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Change the artboard dimensions unit of measurement in Illustrator?

In Adobe illustrator CC 2015 can I change the artboard dimensions unit of measurement? For example I buy a file online and the dimensions of the artboard are in px and I need it in mm.
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How to move guides with artboard?

If I have multiple artboards and I want to move a board, how can I select both the board and it's guides and move them at the same time? Currently I can move the board with its content, but can't ...
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Illustrator opens PDFs rotated 90 degrees. Why, and how do I deal with it?

As I open a PDF file in Illustrator CS6, it displays it rotated 90 degrees CW. If I rotate the artboard and content back to normal for editing and save it, Acrobat Reader displays the file rotated 90 ...
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Using multiple artboards in Illustrator

I've got a fairly large illustrator work document where I've been mocking up and developing a logo over time. Each 'stage' is presented on it's own artboard to separate it from the previous. I'm ...
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How to remove double rectangle from artboard in Illustrator CC?

There's this double rectangle centered on my focused artboard. how can i remove it? screenshot:
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Illustrator: which artboard size for logo design

Can you tell me what size of artboard should I use in Illustrator and also what kind of settings should i do like CMYK vs. RGB while making a logo. Going to use this for print mostly, but also ...
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Add an artboard between two specific artboards in Adobe Illustrator?

I have 38 artboards with many objects on them. Suddenly I found out I need to add an artboard between two of exist artboards. Artboards Panel just can add artboards at the end of existing sheets, but ...
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Duplicate artboard with script Illustrator CC

I tried to create an action to automate "duplicate artboard" in Illustrator CC but it was not possible. I would like to know if there is any script to do this. Thanks
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Use an artboard as a template, exporting multiple versions with an image swap?

I have an artboard with a card design and I have an image that have to change one hundred times inside that. It´s an image that changes the meaning of the card, but it will always have the same width ...
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Is there a way to rotate an artboard along with the contents?

I created an envelope in Illustrator and when I finished I switched the orientation from landscape to portrait. While the artboard does switch, the artwork remains landscape and I have to switch that ...
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Why won't "Multiexporter" export any artboards? ("Will export 0 of X artboards")

I use the Multiexporter script (blog article explanation, github link) for bulk exports of PNGs or PDFs from many artboards. It usually works fine, but sometimes it refuses to co-operate, with a ...
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Safe size for printing image from browser

I have an Illustrator document with A4 size and export it as PNG with 300 ppi for printing (you can see it here in case it helps). On Safari and Firefox, printing that image from the browser with A4 ...
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Photoshop Scripting - applying changes only to selected artboards

Having trouble specifically with artboards for Photoshop scripting. What I want it to do: I have a photoshop file with 8 artboards, and I want to apply changes (name changes) to the selected ...
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How batch rename artboards in Adobe illustrator?

Is there a way to batch rename a bunch of selected artboards in illustrator? any script or plug-in appreciated... ✅Answer Uppdated 2024, feb: Code by @GoodJobStudios Edit by Me In this edit, I added ...
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Open Multiple Pages in Illustrator [duplicate]

I'm trying to open a catalog AI file with 32 pages and need to adjust each page in Illustrator CS6. How do I open the AI file in one single AI files with all artboards within it?
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