This post is for those of you who may be following along with an older Inkscape tutorial and want to remove the page border from the document. To remove the page border in Inkscape all you have to do is open the Document Properties menu and uncheck the “show page border” box. Let’s delve in to this.
|To remove the page border in Inkscape, open the Document Properties menu by pressing control + shift + d on your keyboard, then uncheck the box that says “Show page border.”|
The Default Page Border in Inkscape
Whenever you launch Inkscape, there will be page border visible on your screen by default. This is assuming that you haven’t changed your default startup file.
The default template that Inkscape loads upon launch is the A4 format, as indicated by the size of the border on the page.
In some of my Inkscape video tutorials, you may have noticed that there’s typically no page border visible on my screen. This is because I have manually removed it before I started recording. I prefer to work in open space when I’m designing, without page borders getting in my way.
This isn’t something that poses a significant problem in any way. It’s more a visual nuisance and personal preference than anything else.
If you’d like to do the same then read on.
Remove The Page Border in Inkscape
If you’re like me and find the page border to be a visual nuisance, then the good news is that it’s easy to disable. All you have to do is open the Document Properties menu by navigating to File > Document Properties, or by pressing control + shift + d on your keyboard.
If you look towards the bottom-right of the Document Properties menu, you’ll see an option that reads “Show page border.” To remove the page border in Inkscape, all you have to do is uncheck that box and the page border will no longer be visible on your document.
It should be noted that although you have disabled the visibility of the page border, that doesn’t mean that the document doesn’t still have a page border. It’s still there, just not visible.
There’s no way to remove the existence of a page border altogether, but that is how you can remove its visibility. It’s also how I prepare my documents before I record tutorials.
The Document Properties menu allows you to change other properties of your page border as well, like its color, whether it displays above or below your designs, and the size of the border as well.
Hopefully this quick little write up has solved your problem. If not just leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!
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