My name is Alastair Jack. I would like to ask if you can increase the amount of "gray area" (or offscreen area) around the layout? Would you know if this possible to perform? I desire to place more objects outside the frame without crowding myself too much.
Yours sincerly, Alastair.
ps. sorry for my english, I'm from Australia.
I think, that newt is right - you may zoom-in / zoom-out, so you can increase the grey area. And your layout will be in the left higher corner. The rest place are ready for your objects.
Or you may just create a new layer, insert there something that you want and - when necessary - show or hide layer to use objects from that layer.
P.S. "sorry for my english, I'm from Australia". Nice joke!