# [pdftex] MediaBox?

Martin Schröder ms at artcom-gmbh.de
Fri Jun 15 11:51:10 CEST 2001

On 2001-06-14 18:23:05 +0200, Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
> I think the following rules:
>   If ArtBox is not present, it should take the value of CropBox.
>   If CropBox is not present, it should take the value of MediaBox.
>   It is an error, if MediaBox is not present.
> (perhaps similar with TrimBox, ...)

That's what the specs say. ArtBox defaults to CropBox which
defaults to MediaBox. :-)

> But it is a bad idea to start at ArtBox always.
> Some people wants to include the whole pages, especially,
> if they run pdfTeX to rearrange the pages of a pdf file
> (pdfpages, ...). So the syntax of \pdfximage should be
> extended to say, which Box type pdfTeX should looks first.

Yay.

Best regards
Martin
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