How to remove border lines in adobe illustrator

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The dotted border lines in Adobe Illustrator define a crop area within an image. Elements of the image that are outside of the border line will be cropped out. Elements within the border line stays. You can remove the dotted border line by deleting the crop area. Please note that you may require administrative rights on certain images to perform these edits.

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  1. 1

    Open Adobe Illustrator with the image that has the dotted border lines.

  2. 2

    Click to select the "Crop Area" tool from the toolbox in the left. The tool icon looks like a diamond with four black dots.

  3. 3

    Press "Alt"+ "Delete" keys on your keyboard to delete the crop area. At this point, the dotted border lines will disappear from the image.

  4. 4

    Click the "File" tab and select "Save" to save the changes.

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