When you have the artboard tool selected and click on a piece of vector art, it creates an artboard to the size of the vector. Is there a way to have it do that but automatically add set amount of space around it?
Depends what you mean by "space" - you can set a bleed...
yeah, a bleed. How do I do that by default?
Go to File > Document setup.
Or set up the bleed when creating the document.
ok, yes. but thats not what I am asking for. I would like it when I use the artboard tool to create an artboard the size of the vector, it automatically added a set amount of bleed.
I don't really know how to sript, I copied the script into Script Editor and I keep getting an error .
it tells you how to do that on the very same page you downloaded the script from ...