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Help......Change Document Size

Nov 26, 2008 2:06 AM

How to change (Illustrator)Document Size. As Old Document Size Width:400
Height:600 I would like to change Width:450 Height:650
Similar features Menu-->File-->Document setup....
 
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    Nov 26, 2008 3:04 AM   in reply to (ChinaSz)
    Is "read only" up to CS2 can't say beyond that
     
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    Nov 26, 2008 12:55 PM   in reply to (ChinaSz)
    This is from the CS3 JS reference

    A documents color space, height, and width can only be set when the document is created. You cannot modify these properties in an existing document.

    So the only way around this is to create a new document at the size you want and move everything to it.
     
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    Jun 2, 2009 9:03 AM   in reply to (ChinaSz)

    You can change the document size! There is no need to create a new Illustrator file - this is false.

     

    All you have to do is go to your tools > double click on the artboard icon > enter in the new size you want. You can also manually change the size by clicking on the "anchors".

     

    By the way the artboard icon is just above the slice tool on the tool bar.

     
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    Jun 2, 2009 9:12 AM   in reply to Dawnsun

    From the UI, yes you can make these changes but this is a scripting forum and from a script you cannot change a document's size.

     
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    Jul 23, 2009 12:34 PM   in reply to Larry G. Schneider

    What about scripting a copy from the existing file and paste into a new document (created from a .ait of the correct size)? If your files are single layers, it shouldn't be too unmanageable to script.

     
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    Nov 19, 2010 3:17 AM   in reply to Al_Se

    Hello Al Se!

     

    Any ideas how to do this?

     
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    Nov 19, 2010 6:56 AM   in reply to dmitry.kalashnikov

    Resizing the artborard(s) was added to the DOM in CS4 when you got multi-artboards… What version are you using as this is an old thread…?

     
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    Nov 19, 2010 10:14 PM   in reply to Muppet Mark-QAl63s

    Thanks for your answer.

     

    I use CS3.

     
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    Nov 20, 2012 4:17 PM   in reply to Dawnsun

    Thank you, Dawnsun! I am constantly needing to resize artwork and your tip was so helpful!!

     
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