This might be a very naive question. I know there must be something wrong with my thinking but i need help clarifying. I am producing a large book in Corel x7 ( please do not ask why i am not doing this in InDesign). I have several full page illustrations, so I will be adding bleed. I fully understand why I need bleed on the top, bottom, and outer edge. I am not understanding what is happening at the inner margins. If i have a bleed there doesn't it run onto the facing page? Here is a screenshot of a pdf of one of the spreads and sure enough, the black is running over the page onto the right side. I do not see any option for turning off bleeds for the inner margins. What am i doing wrong? Thanks again for any help.
Facing pages will not show gutter bleeds. To make a proper booklet PDF for output your document needs to be trim size, multi-pages with bleed. This in this case would give you an 80 page PDF with 4 side bleeds. Turn off crop marks and export to the printer. They will impose your book, show a proof and print it
David, thank you for answering. I'm sorry if i am not fully understanding you. The document size is the trim size. When i increase the illustration to reach the bleed boundaries, I guess I should not extend the illustration to the gutter (in other words just extend to the three sides - top, bottom and outer edge)? Would that be correct?(btw instructions from the printer is i must include crop marks. They are a top quality printer in China, and have very specific instructions for submitting for print.. This is for a University Press.)
Yes the copy that needs to bleed must be extended past the trim page size if it's all four sides then all four sides. If the printer wants crop marks give them to him.
Remember your reverying back from facing pages to default, the printer will places the pages.
Thank you. Last clarification: Are you saying, because it will be reverted back to single pages anyway by the printer, that it doesn't matter if i have the bleed to all 4 sides, or should i in Corel take away the gutter bleed ( not have the illustration bleed over in the gutter area) before publishing to pdf?
You need to end up with 80 pages with 4 side bleed.