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Modify margins with content automatically changing position

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Hi everyone!

 

I have a little bit of a problem with one of my projects I'm doing in InDeisgn.

I have a product-catalogue which is nearly 500 pages, full of pictures, texts, tables - so basically everything you can imagine.

I'm at the final stages of finishing the project, unfortunately my client decided that she wants to change the margins through the whole catalogue.

My question is: is there any way I can modify the margins with the content staying inside the (new) margins? So basically I need to move everything with a few millimeters, but I dont want objects to change any other property except the coordinates (so everything stays inside the modified margins).

 

I know there is the Adjust Layout option but it just doesn't work for me. Tried it on the master pages as well as the normal pages - doesn't change anything. Am I doing something wrong?

 

Thanks for the help!

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Found the solution.

I was in the wrong menu: File / Adjust Layout

The right place where it can be done was Layout / Margins and Columns.

 

Thanks for the help!

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Modify margins with content automatically changing position

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Hi everyone!

 

I have a little bit of a problem with one of my projects I'm doing in InDeisgn.

I have a product-catalogue which is nearly 500 pages, full of pictures, texts, tables - so basically everything you can imagine.

I'm at the final stages of finishing the project, unfortunately my client decided that she wants to change the margins through the whole catalogue.

My question is: is there any way I can modify the margins with the content staying inside the (new) margins? So basically I need to move everything with a few millimeters, but I dont want objects to change any other property except the coordinates (so everything stays inside the modified margins).

 

I know there is the Adjust Layout option but it just doesn't work for me. Tried it on the master pages as well as the normal pages - doesn't change anything. Am I doing something wrong?

 

Thanks for the help!

Correct answer by bogyo_g | Community Beginner

Found the solution.

I was in the wrong menu: File / Adjust Layout

The right place where it can be done was Layout / Margins and Columns.

 

Thanks for the help!

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"Am I doing something wrong?"

Perhaps yes, perhaps no.

To answer your question and to give appropriate advice we need an excerpt of your document.

Perhaps two spreads with two facing pages each. Put that InDesign document to Dropbox and share a download link.

And we need the new values for the margins.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Laubender's suggestion is a good one.

 

In addition, it could be that your document has become corrupted. You could test this by saving as IDML (File > Save As > InDesign CS4 or Later [IDML], open the IDML and try again.

 

Or, you may try restoring your InDesign preferences.

 

It would also be helpful if you gave us more information: Please tell us what operating system (exactly) you're running. Please tell us (exactly) what InDesign version you're using.

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Found the solution.

I was in the wrong menu: File / Adjust Layout

The right place where it can be done was Layout / Margins and Columns.

 

Thanks for the help!

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