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Not enough room in Window. Increase Document Area Error

Apr 26, 2012 11:12 AM

Tags: #illustrator #error #document #window #document_size

I saw a similar post about this from last year, but with no true conclusion. I closed a document in AI CS5. Now when I try to reopen it, I get an error message about there not being enough room in the window, increase document area. How do I do that since I can't get the file opened? Am I doomed to having a file that can no longer be opened?

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    Apr 26, 2012 11:20 AM   in reply to James Strickland

    Try unchecking the Application Frame and the Application Bar from the Window menu.

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    Apr 26, 2012 12:12 PM   in reply to James Strickland

    This happens with all the file or with new files only..


    Also try resetting the preferences :-


    hold Cmd-Opt-Ctrl-Shift when restarting AI on a Mac or Alt-Crtl-Shift on a PC to reset the preferences to the factory defaults



    Also let us know your OS

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    Sep 25, 2012 8:31 AM   in reply to James Strickland

    I know thiis is late, but I am also having this issue. I haven't been able to resolve it, but what works in the meantime is, when it gives me that message I say OK, then maximize the Ai window then go File, Open Recent, and what you attempted to open should be there...and it will then open.


    I don't know how to get the message to stop popping up though.

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