Hello, I am still new to illustrator and am having an issue, my artboard is small but when I exit out of changing the artboard size I get a huge white space attached are
some screen shots. can anyone explain?? Thanks
You are zoomed waaaayyy out. This is the canvas. You cannot change its size.
I am zoomed out o show whats going on, if its the canvas how come other files I work on don't have it??
They all have it.
Your other apps might show differently, but they all have it.
Go to View > Show/hide artboard options and see if that works out for you.
You're talking about the WHITE area, correct? And it's bigger than you hoped? Did you want it to crop much closer to your calligraphy artwork that's seen at center? Is it possible that there was a different unit of measure being applied than what you thought you were using? Recheck your numbers a nd be sure to note whether it is inches, mm, cm, etc.
Hope that helps
Pressing Cmd + 0 should fix it.
Go to View > Show Artboards or press Shift+Cmd+H
This is the answer to OP's question, thank you katerinak for understanding the question.