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Trimming AI file white space


Question

I am using an old, old CS2 version of illustrator and have designed my art (about 2" x 3" in size) on an 8.5" x 11" page in AI. How do I reduce all the white space around my design so that when I place it in InDesign, I do not have the full 8.5 x 11 page. Do I simply change the document size if I want less white space?

(I know, as soon as my CS2 fails me, I will buy the subscription.)

2016/06/21
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6/21/2016 7:35:00 PM

It's been a while since I've used CS2, but you should be able to change the setting from within InDesign. When you place the file, check the box at the bottom of the dialog box that says, "Show Import Options." Then under Options > Crop to: > ART.

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2016/06/21
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6/21/2016 7:51:00 PM