[XeTeX] Placing .pdfs w/ crop and trim boxes

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Jun 14 16:07:38 CEST 2006

On Jun 14, 2006, at 9:54 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> OK, OK.... :)

::and the crowd goes wild!:: ::ROAARRR::

> If you update to the latest code from Subversion,

I just tried that, see the other thread on building from source.

> \XeTeXpdffile now
> supports new keywords 'crop', 'media', 'bleed', 'trim', and 'art'.
> These must be placed after the (optional) 'page <n>' and before any
> keywords for transforms (scaled, rotated, etc), and tell xetex which
> of the various PDF boxes you want to use. Thus,
> 	\XeTeXpdffile "myfile.pdf" page 2 bleed scaled 2000
> will include the second page, using its bleed box, at double size.
> If no box keyword is present, the default is to use the crop box;
> therefore, 'crop' is redundant, but you're allowed to include it for
> completeness.

Compleatness is good.

> Note that the drawing of the included PDF will respect its crop box,
> even if placing it according to a larger box from the source. (Is
> that what you'd expect? Seems right to me.)



William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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