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So I see some very very VERY faint lines that are my bleed margins. How do I make them so I do not need to squint? Basically want them to stand out to easily see my bleed margins like in Indesign. As is it is pretty much the same as not having them unless I look really really hard. They should stand out much more to easily and quickly see. 

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Ok I did lighten the background colour which makes it way more readable. Still would prefer something that stands out a bit more and would be functional no matter what colour background you use. Really the only way you can see the current bleed lines is if you use a white background. 

 

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I agree, they are only visible on a really light or really dark background. Best would a user defined color, or a color that changes depending on the color of the background (like a cursor changes from white to black depending on the background)

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On 9/8/2018 at 4:07 AM, postmadesign said:

I agree, they are only visible on a really light or really dark background. Best would a user defined color, or a color that changes depending on the color of the background (like a cursor changes from white to black depending on the background)

Or they could just look at Indesign and the years of fine tuning and stop trying to reinvent the wheel. In Indesign the guides stay forefront, they cannot be covered by anything to you place on the page. So no need for colour options or customization (not a bad thing, but not necessary).  The only way the guides disappear is viewing in preview mode (just hit "w"). Which is a feature I would like to see implemented if not there already (cannot find it). Preview mode gets rid of all outside objects and guides to see the finished page view. Very helpful and something I use regularly. 

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9 hours ago, wonderings said:

Which is a feature I would like to see implemented if not there already (cannot find it). Preview mode gets rid of all outside objects and guides to see the finished page view. Very helpful and something I use regularly. 

Try Ctrl+W.


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16 hours ago, R C-R said:

Try Ctrl+W.

Not sure what that function is even for, but not even remotely the same as Indesigns preview

 

Here is Indesign and you can clearly see the document is cropped to preview after hitting "w" for preview mode:

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And now Publisher, you can clearly see that all hitting "ctrl w" does is remove any guide lines, page lines, bleeds lines and just leaves a big clear view of the picture, inside and out of the document. Not helpful and again not sure what the purpose is for it. 

44617302921_46648823c2_b.jpgScreen Shot 2018-09-11 at 10.15.27 AM by B P, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

 

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28 minutes ago, wonderings said:

Not sure what that function is even for, but not even remotely the same as Indesigns preview

It hides all guides, including grids, guides, text flows, margins, & bleeds, the latter being the subject of this topic.


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Just now, R C-R said:

It hides all guides, including grids, guides, text flows, margins, & bleeds, the latter being the subject of this topic.

Why would you want to work without knowing how big your page is? Anyways, that is a different function then the preview function I would like to see added. 

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1 minute ago, wonderings said:

Why would you want to work without knowing how big your page is?

Control-W's "Hide All Guides" function does not prevent you from seeing the current page size. It is just a simple toggle function to quickly turn off & on the guides so you can see the page with or without the clutter.


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13 minutes ago, wonderings said:

Why would you want to work without knowing how big your page is? Anyways, that is a different function then the preview function I would like to see added. 

I think you want to clip to canvas and have that command part of the hiding guides, etc. The clip to canvas is the \ key.

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4 hours ago, Coffee said:

Bleed looks ok to me, I don't understand the complaining. Sorry I realized I posted on the mac version since I'm using windows.

 

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It is too faint with some colour backgrounds. If they just followed Indesigns lead on this one there would be no issues. The magenta colour Adobe uses does not get lost no matter what colour you make your background. If you look at my first post with the first image you will see the bleed line is very hard to see. 

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Perhaps the best solution is to add a Bleed color option in the Document Setup properties for Bleed. Personally I like the light grey, but I wouldn't mind being able to use an orange every now and then.

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On 9/11/2018 at 10:59 PM, wonderings said:

It is too faint with some colour backgrounds. If they just followed Indesigns lead on this one there would be no issues. The magenta colour Adobe uses does not get lost no matter what colour you make your background. If you look at my first post with the first image you will see the bleed line is very hard to see. 

I get you point now, maybe it will be implemented in a future update. I'm just happy I have the option to see the bleed, I'm waiting for Designer to have visible bleed as well.

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I also think that the bleed margins need to be in a stronger colour, interestingly they are no longer displaying at all for me. One minute they were visible and suddenly no longer, its the same if I open a saved file or create a new one.

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