As I was working on a project, the background suddenly when black and my guides wont show even though it says they are not hidden. its almost like it is in preview mode but I can still move my images and all the options are there. can anyone tell me how to fix it?
You’re in presentation mode. Hit escape.
Bob Levine wrote:
You’re in presentation mode
I don't think so... Not with rulers and panels showing.
Many thanks, Bob, it helps!
Looks to me like you are in Preview mode (that's what the icon in the toolbox says) and you've change the background color from Gray to Black. You can edit that inthe prefs under Guids and Pasteboard. Preview mode does not disable anyu editing capabilities, it just hides the pasteboard, and all non-printing objects, including guides.
Ah…I didn’t look at the screen shot and just went from the black background which is the default for presentation moded.
ya helped a lot!
I was seemed to have the same problem. thanks for sharing the answer!
You solved my issue! Thanks!
yah its view- i can edit anything and what not, but I just can't see my margin, guides, bleed and obviously the background is black.i've tried exiting the program and restarting and this file continues to do this even though i didn't change anything. do the guides looks correctly set up on this? i'm a new indesign user in school and my teacher doesn't know waht to do either lol.
It's set to preview mode-- click here to change to normal
thanks! your a life saver!
You're welcome. It was Peter who first pointed this out--I just posted the screen shot to show you where to change it.
do you know why my grids wont show up? I am still having problems with that...
View > Grids and Guides > Show Guides/Show Grids (cmd + ; for Guides, cmd + ' for Grids, alt + cmd + ' for baseline grid)
And they can be set in the Preferences to be in front, or behind page elements.
Preferences > Guides & Pasteboard > Preview Background > Light Grey
my icons on my tools are black and so is my top ruler. How do I fix this?
Thanks for the Heads Up!