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Save svg without artboard in Illustrator


Question

I have shape that I would like to save as svg file for web. I do:

Save as
Select Save as type SVG
Use Artboard is unchecked by default
Enter file name and save

Unfortunately I got huge art board and small shape on it in output svg file. How to omit artboard from picture?

2015/08/10
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8/10/2015 4:17:00 PM

While I don't know of a way to do exactly what you're asking, a simple way to achieve the same result would be to make a new artboard for this one shape. There are two methods for this:

One is to select the artwork and go to Object->Artboards->Fit to Selected Art. This will resize the current artboard to the selected art.

If you don't want to change the current artboard, you can use the shortcut Shift+o to start editing the artboards, then single click on the shape you want. This will make a new artboard, sized to this shape. When you are done saving the art, you can hit Shift+o again, and remove the artboard you just created.

2015/08/10
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8/10/2015 7:51:00 PM