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Easier Pasteboard Changes?

I'd like an option or a tool to quickly adjust the pasteboard size. I use that area for working out different layout and content options, and I find it strange that I have to go into the preferences to make the area larger each time I start a new file.

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  • Tom Singer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like the pasteboard to stop changing size drastically when I paste or move things. This happens on a daily basis. Super annoying and time consuming.

  • MH commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Ravi,
    Thanks for the reply. That method helps to an extent. If every document I create is the same size and type, it helps.

    However, my needs may very greatly between documents. Sometimes I need to add 30 inches on each side of the pasteboard to really get the job done, but other times, having that sort of space is just a waste (this is particularly true for the vertical spacing, which can make scrolling between pages slow and cumbersome).

    Paradoxically, I also often find that the fewer pages I have in a document, the more space I need.

    I'm not sure how this works for different types of documents. For instance, if I specify 15 inches for a print document, does it give me 15 inches for a web document as well?

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