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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Let It Bleed

When you create a new InDesign document, you’re given the option to create a dedicated bleed zone (Figure 11.23). In the New Document dialog, click the More Options button and you’ll see the Bleed and Slug options. Entering a value in the Bleed fields does more than just provide spiffy red bleed guides. It earmarks a special bleed area so you can easily invoke it with one click when you print or export the file.

Figure 11.23. Click the More Options button (not shown, because it’s already been clicked) and InDesign allows Bleed and Slug entries. Creating a dedicated bleed area in this manner makes it easy to invoke bleed as you print or export.

It’s important to note that InDesign makes a distinction between this official bleed ...

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