In InDesign, I can export OK with printers marks. However, I've seen people working in the editor with the printers marks still visible. How can I do that?

I've tried Bleed Preview Mode/Slug Preview Mode, but these don't show the other printers marks.

By printers marks, I meant the full set as demonstrated here.

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    Possible duplicate of InDesign: how to mark lines for printing cuts? @SZCZERZO KŁY's answer explain where is the CropMarks script
    – user120647
    Jun 17, 2018 at 18:09
  • That seems to add Crop marks, but no other printers marks? eg thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/printer-s-marks-5929762.jpg
    – Jethro
    Jun 18, 2018 at 10:50
  • Export empty page and place back to Indesign into a Master page.
    – Joonas
    Jun 18, 2018 at 10:53
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    Just curious... Why do you want to see all marks while editing? They lie outside the cropped area, so they shouldn't have any effect on your design. I've never heard of a print house who wants more than just crop marks anyway.
    – Wolff
    Jun 18, 2018 at 14:11
  • @Wolff, yea that's what I thought. Document border is where the Crop marks land and the Bleed border is where the Bleed marks land, so those shouldn't be needed at all before export. What any of the other printer marks could bring to the table when designing it... I have no idea.
    – Joonas
    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:07

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Is not an Indesign feature. There are some third part plugins to buy, like Cacidi at www.cacidi.com, which add a submenu at the Objects Menu with several printed marks options.

Cacidi Cropmarks is very easy to use, create a setting you like as described on top, and press the Apply button in the Cacidi dialog box, or just select the Apply Cropmarks, in the menu Object->Cacidi Cropmarks.

To apply crop marks, just select an object, or multiple objects and crop marks will be applied to the object/objects.

All elements will be placed on a specific layer, and locked.

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