Join Bob Levine for an in-depth discussion in this video Removing bleed from MSOs for DPS, part of InDesign: Multistate Objects.
- In the print world, bleeding content off the side of a page and having oversized pages cut by the printer is the method used to have content appear right to the edge of the page. With publications in DPS this can cause that content to appear in adjacent pages. Let's take a look at how to recognize that there is bleed and how to eliminate it. All right I have the file remove bleed from your exercise files open. Let's take a look at the MSO that I have selected here.
The content only seems to go to the edge of the page but yet the bounding box is taking me way off to the side and I can come up here and I can even see that the width of that MSO is over 1153 pixels and the page is only 1024. So I've got some kind of an issue going on here. So let's open the Object States panel and take a look. I'm going to pull this out because I see that the problem is happening over on the right side and I want to be able to see what's going on.
So I'm going to click on the San Francisco layer. We can see that that layer is targeted and everything is fine here. I can go to the next one as well. Also everything is fine and I can tell by the bounding box here coming to the edge. I can also see that it's 1024 by 768 up here when I'm just selecting the individual states. Let's keep going and see what happens. And this one's also okay. And one more.
Sure enough, here's at least one of our issues. You can see that the content goes all the way out to the side here. Now I don't want to just grab this because that's the entire state. I need to get the content in here that's actually bleeding off the page. So let's just double click in here to get the content. Yeah, it looks like now I've got this one object selected and that's the picture in the back. And if I open up the Layers panel we can see exactly what I've got selected.
And sure enough it's just a JPG back here. Let's just close this back up. And now I can just grab the frame and drag this in until it just snaps to the edge of the page. And I can come up here and I can see I'm now down to 1024. Now let's target the multistate object again. And I can come up here and it's telling me that this state is selected and I can click this little icon to get the MSO and again it's still telling me that it's too big.
So let's try the last state. Sure enough I have the same little issue here with an image so let's do the same thing. We'll just double click in here, I'll grab the edge of the frame and bring it in until it snaps to the edge of the page, and now it looks like everything is fine. Let me select the MSO just to be sure. Yup, it looks like this is fine now. I've got a nice edge here and I can see in the control panel that I'm 1024 by 768 so everything is good.
By being aware that your content is bleeding off the page you can avoid problems with MSOs bleeding into adjacent content in a DPS publication.
- Working with the Object States panel
- Creating content for basic multistate objects (MSOs)
- Using layers and pages to create MSOs
- Adding and removing states
- Adding content
- Adding objects as states
- Controlling MSOs with buttons
- Using MSOs for interactive content
- Nesting MSOs