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As I'm working on a document with a lot of artboards (a large icon set with several sizes per icon), I was wondering if it was possible to have a visible grid behind all the artboards?

Sometimes this is visible if you've selected an object not on an artboard, but once an artboard has been selected, it obviously changes to show the grid only within that artboard. Is there a setting somewhere that I need to check? It would make it easier to keep a neat and tidy document. At the moment it seems like the only way is to not use artboards, but labouriously setup slice areas on one large document.

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I think one of the reasons for not showing grids outside of Artboards is because you can have different grid settings per artboard.

Could you not create lines like ruled paper outside the bounds of the document to snap the icons too?


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No, you haven't missed it, it's not there as far as I'm aware.


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