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Pink margin guides disappeared!

Community Beginner ,
Apr 26, 2013 Apr 26, 2013

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I was busily importing and editing graphics on page 68 of a large document, when suddenly the pink margin guides around each page suddenly disappeared!  I was using some keyboard commands and must have accidentally done something ... I have looked at various sections of the InDesign guidelines and have tried several things. Nothing brought them back (yet) & I've reversed each thing I tried in various dropdown menus. Can anyone help me restore those Margin Guides?  I can't work without them. Thanks

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Community Expert , Apr 26, 2013 Apr 26, 2013

That could happen if you switched to Preview mode. Pressing the letter W toggles between Normal and Preview mode.

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Apr 26, 2013 Apr 26, 2013

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That could happen if you switched to Preview mode. Pressing the letter W toggles between Normal and Preview mode.

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Apr 26, 2013 Apr 26, 2013

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That didn't do anything in Windows. But you inspired me to check everything in View. I found Normal and Preview under Screen Mode.  I have temp. switched to Normal, which covers the entire screen (even the white board) with 1/8" grids/graph paper. 🙂  And that also contains the pink Margin Guides.  It's a temp. fix until I find out what I accidentally did. Thanks.

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Apr 26, 2013 Apr 26, 2013

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To get rid of the grids: View/Grids & Guides/Hide Document Grid.

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Apr 26, 2013 Apr 26, 2013

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Under View > Grids and Guides

you can show and hide the grid and/or the margin and other guides.

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Apr 25, 2017 Apr 25, 2017

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Thanks!

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New Here ,
Feb 29, 2020 Feb 29, 2020

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Bless you! I've spent hours trying to figure ut what when wrong and nothing I tried worked. Till now!

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Explorer ,
Jul 26, 2020 Jul 26, 2020

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Thank you @Steve_Werner, pressing W brought them back. I must have pressed it while trying to press SHIFT + W to enter presentation view. Thanks!! 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 02, 2023 Jan 02, 2023

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There are two options - one of which has been pointed out already - W toggles the view and cancels the borders in one view.

 

The other option is CMD ; (colon/semi colon) this too toggles just the pink borders and the verticle/horizintal Guide Lines if you are using these

 

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