Thanks for your response, Graham. Not quite sure where that tick box is, but I’m not using multiple layers anyway. When I draw guides on the master page they show on the document pages OK, but if I draw one outside the actual page area [to indicate bleed margins] they don’t show on the document pages
Right click on a layer in the the Layers Pallet (Window > Layers), if you only have one layer it is probably call Layer 1.
If that is not the problem check in your
go to Guides & Pasteboard tab
check in the Guide Options
is the GUIDES IN BACK checked. If it is the guides might be hiding behind elements on your page.
If that does not fix it it is probably time to reset your preferences on the Mac hold Shift+Option+Command+Control and start InDesign, say yes when asked if you want to reset preferences.
Thanks, Graham. Tried both of those but no luck. If I set preferences, will I lose all my shortcuts etc? I tried creating a brand new document but it seems that guides on master page pasteboard simply won’t show in the document pasteboard – would that be right?
Yes they do, place a guide on a master page that is applied to the page in the document.
Can you drag guides onto the page you are having problems with? Does this happen wiht all documents or only one?
If it is only one then it might be corrupt.
To fix that corruption save the file as an IDML file and then reopen, If this solves the problem you have a corrupt document.
No, I have no other problem with guides and it’s the same on all old or new docs. I read somewhere just now that guides entirely on the pasteboard will not show in the document. I want them to mark the bleed area so I can align image edges to it. It was suggested that simply increasing the page size would be a work around but this seems ridiculous.