What am I doing wrong here? (margins)

Contributor ,
Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here. I created a half-letter-size document (5.5" x 8.5") with a half-inch margin on all four sides. I got a red margin far away from the actual document (see photo). When I printed the document, the "passport" showed up on the lower right-hand side of the printed document.

I'm a little rusty in InDesign. Used to use it on a daily basis but not anymore.

Thank you!

Passport issue.JPG

 

TOPICS
Print

Views

39

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines

correct answers 1 Correct answer

Adobe Community Professional , Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

That red line is your bleed guide. Any chance you entered a big number for your bleed value? Check it by choosing File > Document Setup.

Likes

Translate

Translate
Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

That red line is your bleed guide. Any chance you entered a big number for your bleed value? Check it by choosing File > Document Setup.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Contributor ,
Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I think I figured it out. It's a bleed line, which I have now removed. It's printing fine!

 

 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

Go back and check your bleed settings: from your screen shot, it looks like the bleed is set to 5 inches instead of 0.5 inches.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines