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Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Previewing your design without the non-cutting parts showing

The preview button in CDS is a great feature, but sometimes all the non-cutting parts of the design can be a distraction.

Here’s an example:

This is not a particularly “busy” design, but the non-cutting lines and the boxes around each object, together with the crosses in the middle of each object still make checking your design for errors a little difficult.

To preview your design without all these distractions:

Click the New Page button
Make sure you are viewing the new page and click the Preview button

Now you will see your design without any of the non-cutting parts showing, like below:

This also makes it easier to see that some objects may need to be moved or adjusted in size. For example, it’s now easier to see that the left hand side of the frame above is a little too long.

If you find later that you don't want this page as part of your saved design, just select View, Delete Page (or press Ctrl D). Make sure you are on the correct page of your design when you are performing this step as you can't un-delete a page!


Froggy said...

great tip! I have been playing with DS since they released it and hadn't even thought to do this! Thanks!! :)


eunice said...

OMG! I spent 2 weekends trying to figure out why I was having such a hard time doing this...I was ready to throw CDS out the window! You are my HERO! Thank you so very much!

Petal said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you I have been tearing my hair out all day trying to work out what I was doing wrong when I wasn't doing anything wrong I just couldn't see that it was right!

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