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Apr 10, 2018

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My documents suddenly won't show the Bleed guide lines, Margin guide lines, or text frame guides when I toggle between Preview and Normal view.  Instead, it's showing an extended white artboard, which looks like Bleed view.  I have the document settings set up with a .125 bleed and they should be showing up as red guide lines. 

Deleting Indesign Preferences did not work.  Anyone know how I can get these guides back and how to make Preview view cut that white border out?

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Correct answer by Bill_Silbert | Adobe Community Professional

For the guides go to View>Grids & Guides> Show Guides or try the keyboard command Command (Mac)/Control (PC)-;

For the Frame Edges go to View>Extras>Show Frame Edges.

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Guides Won't Show Up

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My documents suddenly won't show the Bleed guide lines, Margin guide lines, or text frame guides when I toggle between Preview and Normal view.  Instead, it's showing an extended white artboard, which looks like Bleed view.  I have the document settings set up with a .125 bleed and they should be showing up as red guide lines. 

Deleting Indesign Preferences did not work.  Anyone know how I can get these guides back and how to make Preview view cut that white border out?

Screen Shot 2018-04-10 at 9.34.37 AM.png

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Correct answer by Bill_Silbert | Adobe Community Professional

For the guides go to View>Grids & Guides> Show Guides or try the keyboard command Command (Mac)/Control (PC)-;

For the Frame Edges go to View>Extras>Show Frame Edges.

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For the guides go to View>Grids & Guides> Show Guides or try the keyboard command Command (Mac)/Control (PC)-;

For the Frame Edges go to View>Extras>Show Frame Edges.

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Jun 01, 2020

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I found your support here helpful - perhaps you can answer a similar question here—I have a 16pg document in InDesign that refuses to show rules on pages 4-5—the rest of the document is fine - whatever command is performing this action copies over when making a new file. Any ideas? Never seen anything like it in any Adobe file ever/ stevie@compliancealliance.com

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Jun 08, 2020

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Hi TBAmarketing,

could be that your preferences for guides are set that guides always showing in the background.

So if you have a filled rectangle on pages 4-5 the guides on the pages will be obscured by the rectangle.

You can change that by changing your preferences so that guides always show on top of all other elements on a spread.

 

Preferences > Guides & Pasteboard > Guide Options

[  ] Guides in Back

( this option should be unchecked )

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Jun 08, 2020

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Uwe—

 

Thanks for taking the time—it's not the guides, I can see those when I control-semicolon—I literally can't see or place rules on two pages (spread) of a 16 pg document—the preferences are fine elsewhere, just these two pages. I've found nothing anywhere that even reveals this is possible let alone how to fix. I tried to attach a screen shot—above no rules below rules are showing—Again, thanks.
SB

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Jun 08, 2020

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Hi SB,

please do a new thread.

This is something entirely different.

 

Also note:

If you answer by mail attachments are not visible in your reply.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Sep 22, 2020

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Hi Bill,

Any thoughts: My InDesign guides are not showing up at all, and they are checked to show guides, to show frame edges and to show smart guides.  Nothing.  I can't see the guides on the master pages, or any of the live pages.  I closed InDesign and restarted. Still blank.  Still using CS6 for book design.   Actually just found it:  View > Screen Mode > Normal. That worked. 

 

 

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Aug 07, 2019

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I have the guides-view guides turned on but they still are not appearing

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Aug 07, 2019

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Are you in Normal View (the pasteboard around the page shows) or Preview view (the pasteboard and any bleeds do not show)? Try typing a "W". This will toggle between the views.

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Feb 26, 2020

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Thank you, Bill! Today I learned something that I will never forget - the power of the "W". 🙂

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