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Illustrator: Resize Artboard With Objects Inside


Question

I've been looking everywhere, and cannot find my answer so I wanted to ask here. I know how to re-size my artboard in Illustrator and all that, but I cannot get my artboard to re-size with objects inside of it.

The reason I want to do this, as I'm creating an identity for a small start-up company in it. I want to be able to print a PDF(which I can do), with all the images. What I don't want, is the printing of various sized logos(etc), when you print them they are the same size. So I need to be able to re-size the artboard with the objects inside on the fly for creating jpg, png, etc. I hate re-sizing the artboard, then going and re-sizing the objects to fit the artboard. Can I just re-size both at the same time?

2014/01/11
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1/11/2014 7:54:00 PM

This can be done in a hacky way.

  1. Create a layer that is a rectangle encompassing the entire artboard you want to scale. Make sure the rectangle snaps to the edges of the current artboard.
  2. Make sure all layers within the artboard including the rectangle are selected.
  3. Scale and transform the layers up to the desired size.
  4. Then just simply redraw the artboard to the edges of the rectangle. The artboard tool should snap to the edges of the rectangle.
2014/11/24
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11/24/2014 8:53:00 PM