Publisher 2010 - Show and Print Crop Marks - How To

Love how Office 2010 doesn't make finding anything easy that used to be right in front of your face in programs like Publisher.

Having trouble figuring out how to get crop marks or guide marks to print in your publications? Here's how... 

To enable crop marks you have to both set your paper size to larger than your page size and then set your publication to use crop marks.

Set the paper size

  1. Click the File tab File button to open the Backstage View.
  2. Click the Print tab.
  3. Under Settings, select the paper size pull-down menu and select an appropriate paper size. For example, if your page size is 8.5” x 11” (letter size), then you might choose an 11” x 17” (tabloid size) for your paper.

Enable crop marks

  1. From the print space, select the pull-down menu for your printer.
  2. Select Advanced Output Settings.
    Print advanced output selection in Publisher 2010
  3. In the Advanced Output Settings dialog, select the Marks and Bleeds tab.
    Marks and bleeds dialog in Publisher 2010
  4. Under Printer’s marks, make sure that Crop marks is selected and click OK.

Preview your crop marks

Once you’ve set your paper size and enabled crop marks, you can see them in the print preview pane for your publication.
Print preview showing crop marks in Publisher 2010