How can I get rid of the white background behind the document?

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Jan 26, 2021 Jan 26, 2021

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How can I get rid of the white background behind my working document?

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 26, 2021 Jan 26, 2021
The white background behind the page represents the paper. It does not print. You can change the paper color by modifying the [Paper] swatch in the Swatches panel.    The white background outside the page is the pasteboard. You can use it to hold elements that you're not ready to add to the page yet. They will be stored with the file, but they will not print. If you are trying to make the pasteboard fade back, enable View > Match Pasteboard to Theme Color.    ~Barb 

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Enthusiast , Jan 26, 2021 Jan 26, 2021
Hello Jin5FA0 , Under the View menu select the "Match Pasteboard To Theme Color" so it's checked on. Regards,Mike

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 26, 2021 Jan 26, 2021

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Why would you need a transparent background? Tell us what you're trying to do.

 

InDesign documents intended for either print or online use will never have a transparent background.

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I don't need a transparent background.
It means that I want to remove the wide white background behind the document. 

 

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That's called the Pasteboard.

 

Go to Preferences >  Guides & Pasteboard. Go into Pasteboard options and set the Margins to 0.

 

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The white background behind the page represents the paper. It does not print. You can change the paper color by modifying the [Paper] swatch in the Swatches panel. 

 

The white background outside the page is the pasteboard. You can use it to hold elements that you're not ready to add to the page yet. They will be stored with the file, but they will not print. If you are trying to make the pasteboard fade back, enable View > Match Pasteboard to Theme Color. 

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~Barb 

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Hello Jin5FA0

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 Under the View menu select the "Match Pasteboard To Theme Color" so it's checked on.

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Mike

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It's the pasteboard. The W key toggles its visibility.

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