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Sup guys,

Well I am getting a little irritated with Illustrator right now. I am working with CS3 and when I open an image file in Illustrator, the file opens up, BUT around the image there is A LOT of extra white space around the image. So everytime I use the pen tool, and drag it down/up/left/right.... it scrolls ALLLLL the way towards the bottom/top/side, and it gets me reallllly irritated. Can someone PLEASE tell me how to stop having such a BIG white space surrounding the image? Of course, the image is inside the black box (the original size of the image). But I'm getting really annoyed of it having such a big workspace. Sorry guys if I am being confusing.

Can I stop having such a big work space around the image, and just only have a window the size of the image?

Thanks

***Edit - I guess it is considered the canvas size? For instance, I have an image inside the bounding box, but outside of the bounding box, there is a lot of white space. How can I get rid of that white space and just having only the image bounded in the box?
 

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short answer, you can't. as far as I know the art board is fixed and can not be changed.

the pen thing drives me nuts also by the way. especially seems to happen when I am trying to work fast.
 

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Yea, looked at the document settings-artboard. The document is 8.5 x 11, which is right. I was just only referencing about the area outside of the 8.5 x 11 box... where the is A BIG area of infinite white space. So there is no way to get rid of that area?

Thanks for the input though... any more?
 

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when I wrote "art board" that outside space is actually what I was referring to, there is a name for it I just can't think of it.

but no, I really don't think it can be changed. it isn't infinite either, if you zoom all the way out you can see the boundaries. It's like 227 inches x 227 inches.

you could work at this size and just scale everything down....

you'd have the use like 400 point type and 200 point stroke sizes though...

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why would you ever want to change that space's dimensions?

that space is to be thought of as your "desk area" for a lack of a better description. a place that you could use to "lay" partially realized design pieces or *working* ideas that may or may not make their way into the art proper.
 
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