How to rescale Shapes to exact dimensions in Adobe illustrator

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Is there a way to get the combined size of the fill and the stroke to a certain width without affecting the thickness of the stroke?Screenshot 2022-04-02 155212.png

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 02, 2022 Apr 02, 2022
apa, You can tick Use Preview Bound in the general preferences, and untick Scale Strokes and Effects in the Transform panel or elsewhere, and then you can set the desired value of W and/or H in the Transform panel and hold Ctrl/Cmd while you press Enter if you wish to keep the proportions. Judging by the screenshot, just set the W value to 500 and hold Ctrl/Cmd while you press Enter. Remember to untick Use Preview Bounds when done. You will know why if you forget it, but then you may hav...

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You can tick Use Preview Bound in the general preferences, and untick Scale Strokes and Effects in the Transform panel or elsewhere, and then you can set the desired value of W and/or H in the Transform panel and hold Ctrl/Cmd while you press Enter if you wish to keep the proportions.

 

Judging by the screenshot, just set the W value to 500 and hold Ctrl/Cmd while you press Enter.

 

 

Remember to untick Use Preview Bounds when done. You will know why if you forget it, but then you may have a mess to sort out.

 

 

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Thanks for the answer! Genious!

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You are welcome, apa; and thank you for the kind word(s).

 

 

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