Action to resize artboard on different sized artwork

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Sep 27, 2018

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I was wondering if it is possible to make an action that will make the current artboard(sizes will vary from artwork to artwork) add an inch to the top and and inch to the bottom.  I'm making digital murals for wallcovering, and put installation information on the top and bottom of each file. But each wall and each job the dimensions are different. Thanks

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Action to resize artboard on different sized artwork

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I was wondering if it is possible to make an action that will make the current artboard(sizes will vary from artwork to artwork) add an inch to the top and and inch to the bottom.  I'm making digital murals for wallcovering, and put installation information on the top and bottom of each file. But each wall and each job the dimensions are different. Thanks

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You could create an action to enlarge the artboard by tricking Illustrator with a rectangle.

Draw a rectangle that is exactly the same size as the original artboard. Select the rectangle and start the Action. Since the artboard size will vary, do not type a specific measurement. Instead use '+ 1' for W and H, and let Illustrator do the math.

Then choose Object > Artboards > Fit to Artwork Bounds.

Optionally, you could delete the rectangle.

End the Action.

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Doesn't save me a step just makes me take a different step. Might actually take longer. Currently I just go to the artboard and type +2 in the height.

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I'm trying to do this, but the following won't show up in the action: Object > Artboards > Fit to Artwork Bounds.

It just pretends I did not click the function. What do I have to do to get it to work?

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I found this question trying to batch resize over 1000 SVG.  I could use an action to resize the content, but not to change the size of the artboard.  The solution I found worked because SVG files are text based.  I used a text editor that supports finding and replacing strings across multiple files.  In my case the originals were 32 x 32 px and I needed them to be 20 x 20 px.  I replace every instance of  `0 0 32 32` in all 1015 SVG files with '0 0 20 20'.  That got me half way.  Then I had to run a batch action to select all and align to center / middle of artboard.  Thought I would drop this here in case anyone can save their files to SVG or already have SVG files to work with.

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