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Artboards and EPS size

Oct 1, 2013 8:44 AM

Hello all! I'm an experienced CorelDRAW user (so I do have some vector graphic experience) but a noob to Illustrator and trying to evalutate switching.

 

In CorelDRAW when I export an EPS it doesn't matter what size paper the CorelDRAW file uses, the EPS bounding box is only the size of the drawing.

 

In Illustrator, however, it seems that I have to set the art board to the size of the drawing. Otherwise when the EPS is pulled into another program (like InDesign) the frame created is much bigger than the actual drawing leaving white space around the drawing.

 

Is there an EPS setting I'm missing somewhere that would make AI set the bounding box to the drawing and not the artboard?

 

Or (as most of the Illustrator files we'll be working with are created by someone else) is there a way to automatcially set the size of the paste board to the size of the drawing?

 

Many thanks!

Ken

 
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    Oct 1, 2013 8:51 AM   in reply to Ken Krugh

    Ken Krugh,

     

    You can fit the Artboard to the artwork (Artboard Tool, Fit to Artwork).

     
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    Oct 1, 2013 8:55 AM   in reply to Ken Krugh

    You are welcome, Ken.

     

    I believe you can also Object>Artboard>Fit to Artwork.

     
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    Oct 1, 2013 11:42 AM   in reply to Ken Krugh

    Ken,

     

    I am afraid Illy will not listen. Some find that she moves in mysterious ways.

     
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