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

David Cottenden d.cottenden at ucl.ac.uk
Wed Jul 21 12:20:32 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.
Sorry - I just read this properly. I use XeLaTeX, geometry, and crop 
frequently - in what way are they not producing the result that you (OP) 
are after?

David Cottenden
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