I'm not sure which version of Illustrator or settings I have been using for the last 7 years, but now when I load up Illustrator, the artboard is transparent, the background area AROUND the artboard is the transparent grid, and there are green guides all over the place.
I have been hunting and searching for the settings to fix this, but regardless of what I try, it either makes the background area grey (like it's always been) along WITH the artboard background color, or everything is the transparent grid.
Can someone please explain to me how I can load up Illustrator and get a WHITE canvas on a DARK GREY background with NO guidelines EVERY time? I can't believe this is so difficult.
Mac OS Big Sur 11.2.3
Adobe Illustrator 25.2.3
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The template you are describing is caused by the choice of Web/Video for the New Document Profile. Use Art/Illustration or Print.
OMG THANK YOU.
This is exactly what I needed. Though I'm a little enraged that despite anything I did, I couldn't get any of the settings how I liked them. VERY frustrating.
Also, I have my user interface set with grey background and a white canvas, yet nothing here seems to change anything in the document.