When exporting to PDF, I wish to eliminate entirely the bleed area. Is it possible to do so in inDesign?

  • ...set the bleed area to 0 in the pdf Export dialog and/or the Document Setup? – Vincent Jun 25 '14 at 9:23
  • Sure but in this case, the PDF will include actually the bleed area, only this area will not be defined as such. I want to eliminate this area altogether no matter how it's defined. – drake035 Jun 25 '14 at 9:26
  • Please specify that in your question, then. And... seriously? I have been making pdfs for years and I am unaware of the fact that the bleed is included even if you ask the export not to. Seems counterintuitive, esp. on a 'smallest file size' setting. – Vincent Jun 25 '14 at 9:29
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    or you could change your Indesign document settings to 0 bleed, then do your export. – Rsiel Jun 25 '14 at 13:03

Set your bleed settings to zero and make sure you have all printers marks turned off. The easiest way to do this is to choose the [High Quality Print] Preset in the PDF dialog box as a starting point. For most outputs that are not going to be commercially printed this preset should suffice anyway.

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