Illustrator - A shortcut to display an drawing in full size

October 2016

To view an Illustrator vector drawing full size or 100% of its original dimensions and thus obtain a realistic rendering, it is possible to go through the View menu and click on the heading Actual Size.

Not that through the same menu it is possible to view the image in screen size mode to maximize the workspace. Nevertheless, the toolbar offers two tools that facilitate these actions: The Magnifier (Zoom) and the Hand tool.

A double-click the Hand tool instantly displays the drawing in size mode and if you perform the same action for the Magnifier tool, you shall get your drawing in full size.

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