Troubleshoot using crop and bleed marks

ShowMy crop marks or bleed marks didn't print.

You may need to select options to print crop marks (crop marks: Marks that show where a publication page will be trimmed. Crop marks show only when the page has been printed to a paper size that is larger than the page.) or bleed (bleed: the extent to which a picture runs off the printed page.) marks.

ShowPrint crop or bleed marks with your publication

  1. On the File menu, click Print.
  2. Click Advanced Print Settings.
  3. On the Page Settings tab, do one or both of the following:
    • Under Printer’s marks, click Crop marks.
    • Under Bleeds, click Allow Bleeds and Bleed marks.
  4. Click OK twice.

Or, if the page size of your publication is almost as large as your paper size, the crop marks (crop marks: Marks that show where a publication page will be trimmed. Crop marks show only when the page has been printed to a paper size that is larger than the page.)might be in the nonprintable region.

ShowDetermine your desktop printer's nonprintable region

  1. Open WordPad.

ShowWindows 2000

  • On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click WordPad.

ShowWindows XP

  • On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click WordPad.
  1. On the File menu, click Page Setup.
  2. Set the Left, Right, Top, and Bottom margin values to zero. The margins will be reset automatically to the minimum margin that is supported by the printer.
  3. Note the minumum margins.

ShowI see marks I don't want when I print.

You may need to turn off the options to print crop marks or bleed marks.

  1. On the File menu, click Print.
  2. Click Advanced Print Settings.
  3. On the Page Settings tab, do one or both of the following:
    • Under Printer’s marks, clear the Crop marks check box.
    • Under Bleeds, clear the Bleed marks check box.
  4. Click OK twice.
 
 
Applies to:
Publisher 2003