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I cannot seem to resize a particular document that I have spent a few hours working on. My solution is to create a new document and paste all the elements from the old one.

 

When I go to File => Document Setup, I see that under the Dimensions section, the "Type", "Page Preset", "Dimensions", "Objects will: " and "Resample" controls are disabled (i.e. darkened and uneditable). I cannot seem to figure out why this is so. I tried restarting Designer and re-opening the document and it still is this way.

 

Did I lock the document somehow?

I am using the 10 day trial version but I still have some days left in the trial.

Designer is great BTW and I want to buy a license at the end of the trial, but for now I need to be able to resize the document.

Any help would be appreciated.

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4 hours ago, timetrialler said:

I cannot seem to resize a particular document that I have spent a few hours working on. My solution is to create a new document and paste all the elements from the old one.

 

When I go to File => Document Setup, I see that under the Dimensions section, the "Type", "Page Preset", "Dimensions", "Objects will: " and "Resample" controls are disabled (i.e. darkened and uneditable). I cannot seem to figure out why this is so. I tried restarting Designer and re-opening the document and it still is this way.

 

Did I lock the document somehow?

I am using the 10 day trial version but I still have some days left in the trial.

Designer is great BTW and I want to buy a license at the end of the trial, but for now I need to be able to resize the document.

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Impossible to tell without seeing it.

 

Does it work with other documents?


Windows PCs. Photo and Designer, latest non-beta versions.

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Best guess: you are using Artboards. If so, there is no document size as such, but the size of each Artboard can be adjusted by selecting it (not its contents) with the Move Tool & either changing the W & H values in the Transform panel or dragging the handles in the workspace.


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Ok, I figured it out. I can select the artboard by clicking on the name label that sits atop the artboard. I did not know this. Now I know, and can the artboard by dragging its corners.

 

Thanks everyone

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6 hours ago, timetrialler said:

Ok, I figured it out. I can select the artboard by clicking on the name label that sits atop the artboard.

You can also select an artboard on the Layers panel.


Affinity Photo 1.6.7 & Affinity Designer 1.6.1; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo 1.6.11.85 & Affinity Designer 1.6..4.45 for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iOS 12.1.1

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6 hours ago, timetrialler said:

I did not know this. Now I know, and can [resize] the artboard by dragging its corners.

 

As @R C-R has pointed out, you can also use the controls in the Transform panel.


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