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Can't Open the Illustration. There is not enough room for the window;

Oct 29, 2013 1:23 PM

Tags: #illustrator #open #windows #can't #7 #cs6

This is more of a nusance than an actual problem. But, when I double click on an AI document to open it the Illustrator window will shrink down to what is in the attached image and throw an error. The error reads "Can't open the Illustration. There is not enough room for the window; increase document area and try again."


I can drag and drop the file into Illustrator and file>open of course, but the double-click method isn't working.


I'm not sure if this is a Windows 7 issue or an Illustrator issue.



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    Oct 29, 2013 1:29 PM   in reply to smt108

    I could ask you questions about how many monitors you have, is window >> application frame checked. But resetting your prefs should resolve this.


    Reset your preferences. Hold your fingers over SHIFT CTRL ALT, boot illustrator, hold those keys down as quickly as you can after clicking for about 3 seconds.

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