'Fit to Artwork Bounds' doesn't work in action command
Illustrator 2020 won't crop the artboard to the illustration limit with an action.
I need to make an action which:
- Selects all
- Object > Artboards > Fit to Artwork Bounds
Both 'Fit to Artwork Bounds' and 'Fit to Selected Art' commands can be inserted in an action using the 'Insert menu item...' command from the Actions panel’s flyout menu.
This approach can be used to insert other commands which Illustrator skips while recording. You can read more about it here: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/automation-actions.html
DR, in case you are still interested, to insert this 'Fit to Selected Art' command into an action, you have to use 'Insert Menu Item...' command form the Action panel’s menu. This is not exactly obvious, I know, but it can be done.
Thanks for your feedback. I can set it up as a custom keyboard command but recording the action doesn't seem to work. I tried the actions method prior to posting.
I appreciate your time and feedback
Miles Stevens commented
Easy—record an action. Object>artboards>fit to artwork bounds. Set your actions panel to "button mode" and you've just solved your own problem, sir.
One click crop the artboard to exact size of artwork.
As common practice I adjust every artboard to the same size as the art. Seems an easy add to one click auto adjust.