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Rectangles displaying as slightly rhomboid (wider at bottom)

Community Beginner ,
Dec 24, 2022 Dec 24, 2022

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I'm relatively new to Illustrator, and I noticed something odd with my rectangles.  I can't find anything about this (but maybe I don't know the proper search terms to use.)  When I draw a new rectangle the bottom displays as slightly wider than the top.  If I mouse over or click on it, the red object border appears to be a perfect rectangle, with the distored rectangle below it. (See image - 6400% zoom)

rectangle distortion.png

 

The distortion is very minor (shown rectangle height is 0.04 cm), and only seems to show up at zooms of 3200% or more.  I can live with it, but I find it very annoying.  Is this a bug, a setting I can fix, or am I doing something wrong?  Does it have anything to do with having a document size of 5,000cm x 5,000cm?

 

FYI - Object > Transform > Reset Bounding Box is greyed out, as I haven't done any transforms - just plain ol' rectangles.

 

If I rotate the rectangle, it looks like the distortion rotates too.

 

Any advise appreciated!

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Community Expert , Dec 25, 2022 Dec 25, 2022

It may be caused by graphics card preview, fast but not always accurate. Try if switching between GPU and CPU Preview helps: Cmd or Ctrl E.

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Dec 25, 2022 Dec 25, 2022

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It may be caused by graphics card preview, fast but not always accurate. Try if switching between GPU and CPU Preview helps: Cmd or Ctrl E.

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Dec 28, 2022 Dec 28, 2022

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That did the trick!  Thanks so much.

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Good to hear that helped.

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