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A way to trim canvas to objects, please

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I'm a bit mystified that there's no way to trim the canvas to hold the objects in the document. In this example, how do you trim the canvas to only contain the shape?

 

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Copy shape to clipboard, and File, New from Clipboard.


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Thanks. That's the workaround I used, but this should still be a built-in function. This workaround prevents you from just saving the file; now you have to go through the File dialog and overwrite the old file manually.

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9 hours ago, Stokestack said:

I'm a bit mystified that there's no way to trim the canvas to hold the objects in the document. In this example, how do you trim the canvas to only contain the shape?

Hi @Stokestack,

would 'Create Artboard' work for you? You can insert an artboard of the size of the selected object (see the dropdown on the toolbar). This basically sets the canvas and artboard the same size.

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