How do I hide all things which are going out of my inDesign pages while still maintaining grids etc (no preview mode)? I know, I can adjust the bounding boxes, but that takes more time
Just tap the
W key. It will hide everything off the pages and the guides.
View > Screen Mode > Preview from the menu. Same thing, but the
W is just easier.
Just semantics. Indesign doesn't have "artboards". They are pages in InDesign, unless they have drastically altered things in CC2020.
It seems to me that you are looking for a mode which is a mix of Normal and Preview where everything outside the page is hidden but all grids, guides and extras are still displayed. I don't think that it exists.
I can only suggest these workarounds:
- Keep all your "clutter objects" on a separate layer which you can toggle.
- Draw a shape which covers the entire Pasteboard and has a rectangular hole where the page is. Place it in a separate locked layer on top which you can toggle.
- Draw a manual grid. Place it in a separate locked layer on top which you can toggle. This way you can still see the grid in Preview mode.
- Enter Edit > Preferences > Guides & Pasteboard and make the Pasteboard very large. Make sure that all your "clutter objects" are far away from the page. Then you won't see them when you zoom in on a page.
- Keep your "clutter objects" in another document.