Is there a way to get rid of this grid background?

New Here ,
Oct 23, 2020

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I'm hoping someone can help me get rid of this checkerboard background. Not sure if it happened with the upgrade, but it is giving me a headache.

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pixxxelschubser Most Valuable Participant , Oct 23, 2020
These are video rulers and so on.   To avoid them use another document preset ( no Video preset). To remove them in existing documents see: Starting with Illustrator, problem with background and artwork  ( sorry, screenshots from my computer in german language)   If that works for you have fun 

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Most Valuable Participant ,
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These are video rulers and so on.

 

To avoid them use another document preset ( no Video preset).

To remove them in existing documents see:

Starting with Illustrator, problem with background and artwork 

( sorry, screenshots from my computer in german language)

 

If that works for you

have fun

😉

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Thanks. I was able to get rid of the background pattern finally. The video rulers don't want to go away even when not chosen.

 

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Most Valuable Participant ,
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@valeriel21761777 

You can't turn it off or you don't want to turn it off? (My english is not the best, sorry.)

 

Another simple way to get a "clean file":

  • select all
  • copy
  • create a new RGB document (document: Preset RBG) of the same size
  • paste in place

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Creating a clean new print file did the trick. Thanks for your help!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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As for the checkerboard: View menu > Hide Transparency Grid.

 

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Like @Kurt Gold wrote before. If you only mean the checkerboard background grid. You can toggle on and off that in the view menu.

 

Note: The standard shortcut is [Shift]+[Ctrl]+[D]

Maybe you used it accidentally.

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