4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 10, 2018 1:32 PM by rob day

    Blue guide lines on document not on master pages

    amandaj19592383 Level 1

      I have the master pages set up how I want them with .5" margins

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      But when the master pages are applied to the document, these blue lines show up with an extra 1/4" so the text is at 3/4." How can I remove these lines so the entire text is set at .5"?

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      Thank you!

        • 1. Re: Blue guide lines on document not on master pages
          SJRiegel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          This looks like an inset that is applied in Text Frame Options.  It could be that you have a default object style that contains the inset, so it is being applied to every text box you create.

          • 2. Re: Blue guide lines on document not on master pages
            rob day Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            I think an inset line only shows when the frame is selected, so it looks like Amanda's text frame is simply not aligned to the margin and needs to be selected and moved?

            • 3. Re: Blue guide lines on document not on master pages
              amandaj19592383 Level 1

              Thank you for helping me to realize that it was in fact a text frame. I inherited a template from the person who last did my job, and when I tried to correct the margins (which I noticed after I had already typeset a few articles), the text box didn't adjust automatically. I am brand-new to InDesign and not familiar with all the menus so I am not sure if there is an option where I can automatically fix it? I ended up going through and manually adjusting the box on each page by hand, which threw off the tables and charts and took me much longer than expected. Is there a quicker way to do this? Thank you for helping me out!

              • 4. Re: Blue guide lines on document not on master pages
                rob day Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                You can try checking Enable Layout Adjustment when you change the page margins, but that will only adjust frames that are aligned with the margins:

                 

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                There are also Primary Text Frames, which lets you include a primary text frame on the master pages—primary text frames are designed for layout like yours.

                 

                If you set up a document with Primary Text Frame checked, text frames for the text flow will be included on the master spread set to the margins. In that case you would be able to change both the margins and the primary text frame's position from the master pages.