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Artboards export a pixel bigger (no it's not because of a decimal on the x or y axis)

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I've lived for ages with this problem. Illustrator adds a pixel when exporting. The problem is not that the artboard's x or y axis has a decimal value, I know that trick. I've tried Export As, Export for Screens. It works fine when doing Save for Web, but as far as I know, you can't export multiple artboards that way. Help please!!!

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That's the centre point of your artboard. Set the registration point to top left and check again.

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Artboards export a pixel bigger (no it's not because of a decimal on the x or y axis)

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I've lived for ages with this problem. Illustrator adds a pixel when exporting. The problem is not that the artboard's x or y axis has a decimal value, I know that trick. I've tried Export As, Export for Screens. It works fine when doing Save for Web, but as far as I know, you can't export multiple artboards that way. Help please!!!

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Correct answer by Doug A Roberts | Adobe Community Professional

That's the centre point of your artboard. Set the registration point to top left and check again.

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Please show the artboard in question and its dimensions/position.

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I just discovered that it seems to only be a problem when the height or width of the artboard is an odd number. For example, an artboard of 500x501 will export at 500x502. The position doesn't seem to matter.

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Do you export at 72 ppi or multiples of 72 (144, 288)?

Exporting at 150 or 300 can introduce additional pixels.

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I always export at 72ppi.

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I agree with Doug, please share an example Illustrator file.

You can use the CC files folder or other sharing methods (Dropbox, Google, WeTransfer).

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Do you use Global Rulers or Artboard Rulers.

Artboard Rulers may give the impression that the XY coordinates don't contain fractions, but they can when you change to Global Rulers.

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I'm already using Global rulers. 😕

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Please share a document that demonstrates this so one of us can test.

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The Y coordinate of your artboard is at 5,5 pixels

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This is what I'm seeing. What am I missing? 

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That's the centre point of your artboard. Set the registration point to top left and check again.

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Oh I see, I didn't know about that! However when I, for instance, set the top left corner to x:6 and y:6, then the middle right, center, and middle left points change the y value to 256.5 (even with snap to pixel enabled). Is that going to be a problem? Is there any way I can get all the points set to a whole pixel value?

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The top left XY coordinate is what counts.

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THANK YOU!!! And thanks from my colleagues who also had this issue.

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You won't get a whole pixel at those points if your artboard dimension is an even number.

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