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    Anonymous commented  · 

    THANK YOU! Finally no more resizing! Billboards, hoarding, wallpapers ... no more scaling!

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    Yes I would be considering using other software too (after more than 30 years with Illustrator) - but still noone has answered my simple question.

    Adobe: can we please have an update on whether this will become a new (actually old) feature in a future release and timings.

    Why can't one huge artboard be an option when you define a new document - I seem to remember this was how Illustrator used to work before multiple artboards was introduced.

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    Adobe: can we please have an update on whether this will become a new (actually old) feature in a future release and timings.

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    If Mr Yogesh is even still working for Adobe.........

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    Another issue with scaled artwork is it is much more difficult to maintain or create exact alignment of elements - object, paths and points that need to be exactly aligned. You can only zoom in so far in illustrator. the snap to point guide does not work in some instances. When you manually scale vector artwork it also tends to move out of alignment too. For proofing to clients Mr Anonymous, I create an Indesign file at A3 then import the already scaled Illustrator file and then scale it again to fit the A3 and create a PDF. Usually I include the elevations from CAD to PDF, which also is scaled, and place the artwork on it. Then check all the calculations. It's really an unsuitable mistake-laden work-around. I often send the scaled artwork from illustrator as a pdf so client can check details in acrobat at 100% and sizes, place in cad etc. I personally have not had any mistakes but the amount of fussing around is infuriating. Some cad PDF's I have been sent have been incorrectly scaled though. It's a problem for everyone.

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    Excellent comment Phillip Osbourne. Right on the money.

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    trackhorse there are multiple problems, not just raster image resolution mistakes that can occur with artwork that is not created at 100%. Off the top of head I can think of - precision of joins then having to manually zoom in to check at 100%, effects like gradients have to be checked at 100% for banding, working with eps cad files is a nightmare (rescaling and checking calculations etc) and then overlaying vector art in AI at rescaled size. ARRRHGHH! Then there is the chance you haven't done something right and need to recheck everything again. When you are doing multiple walls with wallpaper say in a museum with raster images, copy, graphics with cad files and crazy deadlines, and then your print supplier wants artwork in 1200mm wide strips to minimise mismatching - it gets very complex. Previously Illustraor used to do an infinite pasteboard but something changed around the time they did mulitple artboards - maybe 10-15 years ago.

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    I have been using Illustrator since 1998 and back then there was a huge pasteboard. This was way before they introduced multiple artboards. You could make one artboard but it could be huge dimensions. I think it was probably around Illustrator 6. I used to use Freehand a lot because it had multiple artboards and when Adobe bought Macromedia they included this feature into Illustrator. I think this was when the pasteboard was reduced. It's a pain and slows down workflow and increases risk of mistakes made on very expensive one off jobs to be rescaling artwork. You need to fix this Adobe. Listen to your customers. Make an option at new document window for one massive large artboard - like Illustrator USED TO DO.

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    I am sure old versions of Illustrator had no artboard limit...way before CC and before multi-page function was added. Scaling artwork because of artboard limits is a real nuisance and it would help to have a 'virtual scale' but it can lead to mistakes at the production stage. For instance I have used architectural cad files - usually as pdf - and I have to manually scale the file in Illustrator - sometimes twice because the file could be 1:10 but it doesn't fit on the artboard so then I have to do another conversion. Then create the artwork (wallpapers, signage etc).

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    We have this issue randomly on 2 x Imac pros running 23.0.2 - when opening a file it does not appear in the main window. Other artboards (files) that may be open disappear as well. As above the only way to make the artboards files visible is by going navigate> arrange> float all windows. If you use consolidate all windows the artboards/files all disappear again. Cannot drag windows to attach into main frame of illustrator as the files will all disappear again. Not easy to replicate or remember the steps but definately happens. I will repost if I can replicate.

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