# [pdftex] crop marks

Mon Aug 4 16:07:26 CEST 2003

```Hi Ross
>
> 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:
>
>   \AtBeginDocument{%
>      \pdfpagewidth = <fixed-larger-width>
>      \pdfpageheight= <fixed-larger-height>
>   }
>
> specifying some fixed dimensions, roughly 2 inches larger than
> the desired papersize, to allow the crop-marks to be seen.

I don't know that this is necessary. I use:

\usepackage{geometry}
\geometry{twoside,
top=0.45in,
paperwidth=6in,
paperheight=9in,
textheight=7.65in,
textwidth=4.7in,
outer=0.75in}

\usepackage[cam,a4,
center]{crop}

And the crop marks are visible in the pdf viewer of TeXShop.