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Any advice how can I change the size of the document all the way to the bleed mark, that is to stretch the content? The problem is, bleed always goes outside of the document. This document that I'm working on originally did not have a bleed (it was the PDF), and I need to add it (images in it are in exact size as the doc). I'd like to be able to stretch the content all the way to the bleed mark, so the size of the doc remains the same when cut in printing office. Thank you.

  • Hi. Welcome to GDSE. It's difficult to understand what you are attempting. Maybe add a screenshot? – MG_ Oct 25 '19 at 10:29
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    Typically you alter individual objects within the InDesign layout so they extend to the bleed. Unless the entire page is comprised of a placed PDF page/image, you never really "stretch" the document. – Scott Oct 25 '19 at 10:42
  • Thank you for your replies. Originally, the document was a PDF, a booklet with 20 pages. My job is to change some images and some content, which all came as additional PDF's and in same size (A4). So, I need to make a new booklet, ready for printing with appropriate bleed. I would like to post a screenshot, but do not know how to do it :) . – Neno Oct 25 '19 at 10:50
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    Are you super sure the original had no bleeds? It's possible you ended up placing it into Indesign without bleeds. — If that isn't the case, the only choice you have is to ask for new pdf with bleeds or pretty much redraw the bleeds. If every single page has identical bleeding objects, you can open one page in AI, extend the bleeding objects, remove the text and whatnot and then import that to Indesign and use it as a Master page for all the pages. If there are any photos that need bleeds, you need to either shift them into the bleeds in AI or extend with PS. – Joonas Oct 25 '19 at 11:22
  • You can't create the bleed out of nothing. If the PDF is cropped, any bleed that might have been in the original layout file is lost. If you stretch the PDF, your outer margins of the layout will suffer. Without seeing the actual design it's impossible to give you useful advice how to work around the problem. – AAGD Oct 25 '19 at 12:34

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