Sitting here in a Computers in Design class. Our "professor" has his sample prints for us to match ours to. His is like it's scaled up a bit larger than what all of ours are. So since all his students drawings were matching he went through to make his the same. He says it could be the program difference from CS2 to CS4 but i think he had a problem with his border/margin/tiling. Im still new so i don't know what to call it. Its the 2 dotted lines that follow my page. One dotted line lays on the page edge while the other sits an inch and a quarter inside of that. His 2 dotted lines were both outside the Page edge. Would this have any contribution to why his seemed scaled larger.
He keeps saying its "major software issues" but i think he' smoking something. Maybe im wrong though since im new to AI.
Is he able to create rectangular smoke rings? And blow them past the Artboard boundaries?
Software issues may be something in the head of someone.
Here is something from the Helpfiles in good old 10:
The imageable area is bounded by the innermost dotted lines and represents the portion of the page on which the selected printer can print. Many printers cannot print to the edge of the paper.
The nonimageable area is between the two sets of dotted lines representing any nonprintable margin of the page.
Edge of the page
The page edge is indicated by the outermost set of dotted lines.
The artboard is bounded by solid lines and represents the entire region that can contain printable artwork. By default, the artboard is the same size as the page, but it can be enlarged or reduced. The U.S. default artboard is 8.5" x 11", but it can be set as large as 227" x 227". You can choose to show or hide the artboard.
Note: The imageable area and page size are not limitations when printing to imagesetters that handle large media. Imagesetters can typically print to the edge of the page. The page size used by an imagesetter may be larger than the page size specified in Illustrator, enabling you to print bleeds, for example, that run past the edge of the page.