[XeTeX] PDF Media, Trim, and Bleed boxes in XeTeX

Sébastien Mengin sebastien-mengin at edilibre.net
Wed Jul 21 10:44:30 CEST 2010

Le lun. 12/07/10 (12:48:58 +0100), Chris Yocum a écrit :
> On 12/07/10 12:10, William Adams wrote:
> > On Jul 10, 2010, at 3:38 PM, Chris Yocum wrote:
> > 
> >> I have a feeling that this is a rather naive/dumb question but I will
> >> raise it nonetheles.  I have been looking into creating pre-press
> >> quality (PDF X-1a at least) PDFs via XeLaTeX.  It seems that most things
> >> are there: embedded fonts (pdffonts tells me that they are), hyperxmp
> >> for metadata, etc.  The only thing missing seems to be the TrimBox and
> >> Bleed Boxes.  Is there a way to get these into XeTeX?  I can do it using
> >> \special but it seems like something the geometry package should do when
> >> knows it will produce PDFs (and should work with the crop package).  
> > 
> > Correct. Unfortunately, the geometry package doesn't support this. I've always used \special
> Thank you very much for your insight.  I am contemplating contacting the
> crop and geometry package owners to see if we can collaborate on adding
> this functionality to the packages.

If you go further and have answers from these authors, please let us
know. I guess this point will be of great interest in the short time,
since more and more printers require PDF/X files and, on our side, we
need more flexibility to provide them.


Sébastien Mengin
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