Create artboard to three decimal places
It would be nice to be able to set artboards to three decimal places without it rounding up. If I make something at 3.125", it rounds up to 3.13", or 3.6785 becomes 3.68. Although I have not had any printers yell at me for my files not being correct, I still am concerned that it always wants to round up to the hundredths place, especially when I'm having to be sure that my materials are going into places where the sizes are set in to be such specific tolerances.
NuTek Machinery commented
I too just ran into this problem. There is a simple solution Adobe, Fix It.
Agreed! I need to be able to make an artboard for a client at 7.5” x 4.875”. What is strange is in the properties menu it shows 4.88, but when I open artboard options it shows 4.875 to the third decimal. I'm glad it's secretly accurate, but I wish it wouldn't round at all when I need it to be precise.
Create artboards to 3-4 decimal places while doing edit artboard in properties menu.
Cam Hoff commented
+1 ...I've been asking for this for 5 years already.
Von Glitschka (Vonster) commented
An app shouldn't second guess the user and that is what Ai does too often. If the Ai team wants to have the app by default round to cater to noobs fine. But give pro users a pref setting we can check to turn it off and take what ever number we input. Digital is suppose to be exact, precise. If a vendor asks for a file to be 3.6785 than that is what I want to input and I don't need Ai being a design nanny and acting as if it knows better. It's highly Ainnoying. Who ever made this decision obviously did not keep a pro user in mind.
I agree that this should be implemented.
When creating a new document or artboard that requires three decimal places for imperial measurement, the artboard properties panel rounds to hundredths (two decimal places) even though the measurement of thousandths (three decimal places) is retained.
Although I have been familiar with this for several years, I am often reminded when press-ready files come back from a print vendor where the prepress technician isn't familiar with this rounding issue and flags it with errors inducing further delay. A very common print format this occurs in is magazines with specs of 8.375x10.875. Although most layouts are laid out with InDesign, there are many times where one-off pages or ads are output from Illustrator.