[pdftex] crop marks
ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Mon Aug 4 10:00:31 CEST 2003
Hello John and Popescu
On Sat, 2 Aug 2003, John Culleton wrote:
> On Saturday 02 August 2003 18:58, Popescu Cezar wrote:
> > hello,
> > the question that follows dont realy belong to this forum and i
> > apologies fot this.
> > how can be obtained the ``crop marks'' in every single page of a
> > doc, assuming that its final page-size it's much smaller than,
> > let's say, A4?
> > is there a package which does this job? it works with pdftex?
I use Franz Melchior's crop.sty .
However, with PDF there is a catch, as the crop-marks
are necessarily outside the desired MediaBox, so the page
is trimmed in the viewer to exclude them.
To overcome this, I simply adjust the \pdfpageheight/width
with coding such as:
\pdfpagewidth = <fixed-larger-width>
specifying some fixed dimensions, roughly 2 inches larger than
the desired papersize, to allow the crop-marks to be seen.
Hope this helps,
> > thank you very much
> Are you using pdftex or pdflatex? It makes a difference!
> Also I believe Context will do crops also.
> John Culleton
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