# \showframe

## Syntax (autogenerated)

 \showframe[...,...][...,...] [...,...] top header text footer bottom [...,...] leftedge leftmargin text rightmargin rightedge

## Syntax

 \showframe

or

 \showframe[...] [...] leftmargin text rightmargin

or

 \showframe[...][...] [...] header text footer [...] leftmargin text rightmargin

## Description

Draw a rectangle around, e.g, the right margin area's footer. If no arguments are specified, all text areas are outlined; if one argument is specified, it must specify one or more of the horizontal components; if both arguments are specified, any vertical part(s) of interest can be specified, too.

In every case a green rectangle is drawn around the page edge. To change the color of that rectangle, use e.g. \definepalet[layout][page=blue].

All issues with:

## Examples

### Framing all areas, or only the page

```\definepapersize[A11][height=26mm, width=18mm]
\setuppapersize[A11]
\setuplayout[
% paperwidth - width - backspace
%     = 6mm outer space
backspace=6mm,  width=6mm,
marginleft=2mm, marginright=2mm,
leftedge=2mm,   rightedge=2mm]
\showframe
asdf
```
```\definepapersize[A11][height=26mm, width=18mm]
\setuppapersize[A11]
\setuplayout[
% paperwidth - width - backspace
%     = 6mm outer space
backspace=6mm,  width=6mm,
marginleft=2mm, marginright=2mm,
leftedge=2mm,   rightedge=2mm]
\showframe[]
asdf
```

### Framing part of the page

```\definepapersize[A11][height=26mm, width=18mm]
\setuppapersize[A11]
\setuplayout[
backspace=6mm,  width=6mm,
marginleft=2mm, marginright=2mm,
leftedge=2mm,   rightedge=2mm]
asdf
```

### The areas

The table below shows what the horizontal and vertical components of \showframe highlight. The table's rows and columns ought to be transposed, really – currently the [header] is in the leftmost column, instead of the topmost row – but the table wouldn't fit that way round.

The examples all use the same page design:

```\definepapersize[A11][height=26mm, width=18mm]
\setuppapersize[A11]

\setuplayout[
backspace=6mm,
width=6mm,
marginleft=2mm,
marginright=2mm,
leftedge=2mm,
rightedge=2mm]
```
[leftedge]

[text][leftedge]

[footer][leftedge]

[leftmargin]

[text][leftmargin]

[footer][leftmargin]

[text]

[text][text]

[footer][text]

[rightmargin]