10 Replies Latest reply: Jun 20, 2013 10:53 AM by CarlosCanto RSS

    How to hide everything outside of the drawing area (like W in InDesign)

    J van E Community Member

      I am sorry if I don't use the right words to describe everything but I have no clue what the right words are...

       

      In InDesign I can press W to show or hide everything around the page I am working on. In Illustrator I can't find a similar option. I am working on something and a lot of things are outside of the actual drawing area. The problem is that I see everything all the time and so I never get a good impression of how the illustration will look when finished/printed! I now have to export a jpg in order to get a good impression! Or I have to add a layer on top of everything and place white blocks around the actual drawing area in order to get a good impression of the actual artwork.

       

      There MUST be a way to show ONLY the illustration itself but I can't find it... Hope you know what I mean...