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I am changing my document that I've been working on from the "Press" document type at 1440px by 900px to "Press" with the unit changed to inches, with an 11in width and 8in height. Once I do the conversion though, I get a strange purple square that covers by artwork around the perimeter of the document space, even in exported files. Any idea where this coming from?


Thank you for the help!



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Hi Alan Raterink,


Welcome to the Forums :)


This purple box is your page margin that has been defined in the New Document Window (see attached) To hide it you can go to View > Show Margin :)




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I wouldn't expect the margin to show up in an exported file. :huh:

And for me on a Mac, AP shows the margins as a blue-grey, not purple outline.


Also, I noticed that resetting the margins with the Document > Margins... menu choice does not accept a changed setting in one field unless I tab or click into another margin field before clicking "OK" & that using the "Retrieve margin from Printer" option produces weird results, like the margin outline jumping partly outside the canvas as if I had set some negative value for one of the margin settings.

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