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I've got a document opened in Affinity Designer together with an artboard. I want to delete the artboard leaving the document work still available. I've tried selecting the artboard and then deleting it as a layer but it doesn't go. Instead my document work changes to a horizontal dotted red line. I also cannot print the document; I get a blank sheet. What am I doing wrong? I am a bit new to Affinity Designer so I apologise if I am being daft. I'm running version 1.5.5. Thanks for any help.

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I don't understand what you mean by "it doesn't go" or by "my document work changes to a horizontal dotted red line." Where does this line appear?


There is a bug, or at least an inconsistency, in AD 1.5.5 in that if you select an artboard in the Layers panel & choose "Delete" from the popup contextual menu (the one you get by right-clicking on the artboard layer), the artboard & all its contents are immediately deleted, while if you select the artboard & tap the delete key on the keyboard, you get this dialog box:


So, either use the keyboard delete key & choose the "Keep objects" option, or drag the layers out of the artboard layer in the Layers panel  before deleting the then empty artboard layer, if you want to keep all of them.

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I know what Wendover Man means about horizantal red line--in my document, those are the spelling prompts for some text I have on my main image.

When I go to delete the artboard to the side of my main image (which, itself, is not an artboard), everything disappears except those little squiggly red lines.

I opened up an artboard to create arrows with text, that I then used to label my main image.  I grouped all that together, but still can't seem to ditch that artboard.

Any tips?  I'm using the latest version of Designer.

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