[OS X TeX] trim pdf figures

Adam Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Wed Jun 23 02:50:33 CEST 2004

On 22 Jun, 2004, at 15:48, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On 22 jun 2004, at 21:27, Siep Kroonenberg wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 22, 2004 at 09:30:55AM -0400, Marcelo LaFleur wrote:
>>> I use Apple's Preview. You can  select a box around the graphic and 
>>> just
>>> crop the page.
>> How safe is this for prepress purposes?
>> I am asking, because last week I ran into an obscure problem with an
>> OS X-generated pdf (producer `Mac OS X 10.3.x Quartz PDFContext',
>> which is what you get by this procedure), and there have been
>> discussions on the web about how suitable OS X native pdf support is
>> for prepress.
> It _should_ be PDF/X compliant. Have you submitted the faulty file to 
> Apple for closer inspection?

 From William Adams, 10 March 2004; this link has some info on the 
prepress question: <http://www.pdfzone.com/news/705-PDFzone_news.html>. 
  It may not be PDF/X compliant without some additional work.

PStill (non-free) will convert RGB images to CMYK and use PDF/X, if 
that is what the printer desires, but I think you can also do this with 


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