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Hi  @GabrielM,

thank you for your fast reply!

I put a snippet of my screen below, it seems either I am unable to find it or there is no menu item "Document" - I can only find "File > Document Setup.." and there I can set the dimensions, however this is not a convenient way to adjust the document size.


Best regards,


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Hello, I don't know whether this is still current but you can change the canvas size in File -> Document Setup -> Dimensions.

You just have to take care about whether or not you want to rescale the object already on the canvas: if yes choose rescale if not then anchor to page

I hope this helped!

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4 minutes ago, Amdival said:

When I go to File > Document Setup the Dimensions field is grayed out and wont let me edit it.

You probably have a document containing Artboards.

You can think of each Artboard as kind of its own mini-document, in that each can have its own size. Therefore, setting an overall document size is no longer meaningful once you have an Artboard.

To change the size of an Artboard, you can select it in the Layers panel, and with the Move Tool active you can change the Artboard's size in the Transform panel.

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