Margins and gutter
If your pages have a background color or graphics and Print Previewer is displaying a border error, first change the Bleed Settings option to “Bleed” and also review the previous section.
Open your main file. Relocate off-border content or continue to step 2 to reset your border.
In the “Launch Page” section of the Layout tab, click on the margins.
Choose custom borders. This will open a dialog box.
In the “Pages” section, select Mirror margins from the “Multi-page” drop-down list.
In the “Preview” section, select the “Request for” document from the drop-down list.
Enter your top, bottom, inside, and outside margins based on the number of pages in your books * and whether it contains bleeding (see margins condition) and click OK.
Upload your modified file to KDP.
Text boxes, spaces, and hidden characters
Amazon does not allow text to leave the page, so all text should be in the margins. Sometimes, when no text is visible in place, Print Previewer marks the text as an outline. This can happen when text characters, visible or otherwise, or spaces are inadvertently spread out of margin.
When the Previewer removes the margins or correction size of a file, it scans each page to identify all of the page’s contents and then resizes it to the required size. If you see pages that are scaled differently from other pages, this is usually caused by invisible characters, spaces, or text boxes listed above. To identify these objects in your file, try the following:
- In the main file, go to the page you are working on and click on any part of that page, and then CTRL + A to select all the content of the page. This highlights all the objects in the file and allows you to visually identify each one. Unintentional objects.
If the internal file was created using Microsoft Word, you can view all character objects, characters, and formatting symbols, including hidden objects, by going to the “Home” bar and then in the “Paragraph” section, clicking Click the column (“”) to show all the characters (instead, you can press CTRL + SHIFT + 8 to change this feature).
Similarly, in Microsoft Word, you can check all the applied formatting settings by highlighting the text and setting the CTRL + F1 keys on “Format Detection”. This can be useful in exposing any style or formatting applied to the text more than the intended style.