[texhax] Cropping rectangle should form reference boundary for book

Dr A K Hannaby keith_hannaby at mathshelp.com
Mon Mar 10 20:09:32 CET 2014

The cropping rectangle is effectively the actual paper size of the finished
Therefore it would be nice if a margin of 12mm could be directly read-in and
be referenced as, say, \setlength{marginrelcropmark}{12mm}.
To put it another way...  where are the datum points (0, 0) in the \amsbook

As a matter of interest, I propose to remove all of my own "\setlength"
settings, and then use the "\the" command to detect what are the base values
and purpose of the various parameters.

-----Original Message-----
From: William Adams [mailto:will.adams at frycomm.com] 
Sent: 10 March 2014 17:15
To: TeX List
Cc: Dr A K Hannaby
Subject: Re: [texhax] Cropping rectangle should form reference boundary for

On Mar 10, 2014, at 12:05 PM, Dr A K Hannaby wrote:

> Alternatively, is it possible to convince Latex that the cropping
rectangle is, indeed, the reference rectangle?

I don't understand what you mean by ``cropping rectangle'' and ``reference

If you're trying to influence the crop and other .pdf boxes, this is easily


you can adapt this to other documentclasses, and pdftex has similar
capabilities for setting the boxes.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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