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I have an image already on an artboard, the artboard size was incorrectly set when I started drawing. Now that I have my drawing complete how can I re-size the artboard along with my drawing to the correct artboard size?

I'm using Illustrator CS4 by the way.

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Hi

If you go to File>Document Setup you will see an 'Edit Artboard' button in the dialog box. You can from there set your size.

To resize the contents, best group all objects (CTRL+A and then CTRL+G), check in preferences that Strokes scale when resizing and then use the standard arrow +SHIFT and drag a corner of all objects to resize these proportionally to the new artboard.

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Thanks for the reply.

I think you misunderstood my question. I don't want to manually scale the objects, they are already to scale on the artboard which is 11x14, the artboard was incorrectly chosen and should have been 8.5x11. I want Illustrator to scale them for me when I change to the new artboard of 8.5x11.

When I copy the objects to the 8.5x11 the scale is incorrect, this is where I am having my problem, does that make sense?

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I don't think that is possible just by editing the artboard size....

So you have an item that is correct as long as the artboard is 11x14. And you atually like your artboard Letter size and the artwork is now too big.

You can work out the proportion of the scale (14=> 11 is 78.571% 11=> 8.5 is 77.2727..%), but as you can see this is not proportional anyway.

I think there is no choice but to manually adjust it unless you simply select all and use Object>Transform>Scale and pick the median value of the 2...

But it is very quick to scale grouped objects proportionally by hand I am not sure what the difference would be without looking at exactly the complexity of what you need to achieve.
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I was able to fix my problem and will close this question.

By drawing an invisble rectangle the size of the artboard then resizing the artboard then grouping the rectangle with my drawing then scaling to the new artboard size I was able to achieve my desired results.

Thanks for trying.

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