Ok, here's the issue I am having. I am creating a document in InDesign and I used two overlapping objects to create my background. I love the way it looks when exported and printed, but I need to create a version of this document that includes 3 copies that will print side by side, and part of my background has excess that sticks out well beyond my bleed marks. I do not want to make that object any smaller because it will affect how it looks. I need to just "trim off'' the excess, or combine the two overlapping objects in a way that eliminates the areas where they do not touch each other. I know this is something I have seen done, but I do not recall how to accomplish it. Here is a screen shot of the edge of my document:
The black line is the edge of my document, the red line is my bleed mark. The background is made up of a rectangle with a pink and orange gradient applied to it, and a grouped shape made up of line segments that lays over top of it. The rectangle extends only to the bleed line, but the repeating cube shape is much larger. If I resize it to fit within the bleed it will affect the overall look of my background. How do I get rid of the cube pattern that extends outside of the bleed so that I can copy and paste this into a larger document without seeing that excess?
You have a several options for accomplishing this.
1) Group the images, then Cut. Draw a picture box the size of the page, and then Paste Into.
2) Save the Document, and then use Place. InDesign documents can be placed into other InDesign documents, and they will be treated as images. (upside - you can easily edit the original, and have the changed reflected in the new document)
3) Save your page as a PDF, and place it into the new document.