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Hi bowen192,

There's no bleed preview in Affinity Designer yet. You will have to use a stroked rectangle (no fill) or a similar system to simulate the bleed preview on canvas for now.

This will be added in a future version/update.

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How strange!

 

Sorry, but just to clarify, do I need to add the rectangle inside or outside the document?

 

In other words if I have set up bleeds of 3 mm, is the document currently the dimensions + the bleed or are they added once the document is printed?

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Hi bowen,

Check the sample file i attached below. Document size is A4. I've set the document's bleed to 30 mm (exaggerated just to be easily discernible). The yellow rectangle has the exact same size of the document (A4 dimensions). The stroked line outside the canvas (created manually) is to preview the limit of the bleed area. So in my example you would have to fill the whole area inside the red outlined rectangle extending the content of you page up to the limit of the bleed to prevent  white from appearing on the edges (after trimming). If you export the document to PDF with Include crop marks ticked (click the More button on export dialog to access these settings) you will see that the crop marks are correctly placed in relation to the document dimensions.

 

bleed_example.afdesign

bleed_example.pdf

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Just do it the old fashion way without using the bleeds on affinity.

 

5 simple steps that will take you around 1 min: 

 

1. Set your document size

2. Snap guides to each corner

3. Go to "document setup" an add ".25"  to the width and height

4. Now you can see your bleeds :).

5. Expand the background over the bleed area and done :).

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1 minute ago, Lorox said:

Sounds like this will as well offset the crop marks (when ticked) "outwards" by .25 when exporting as a PDF, won't it?

 

On 2/3/2018 at 2:44 AM, bengiefons said:

Just do it the old fashion way without using the bleeds on affinity.

 

5 simple steps that will take you around 1 min: 

 

1. Set your document size

2. Snap guides to each corner

3. Go to "document setup" an add ".25"  to the width and height

4. Now you can see your bleeds :).

5. Expand the background over the bleed area and done :).

 

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