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Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed May 27 12:18:13 CEST 2020

Hi Ross,

no, I do not use the pdfx package. The problem is that the pdfx package
loads the whole huge hyperref for inserting the XML metadata etc. If a
document is intended for prit only, hyperref makes no sense. And hyperref
sometimes causes clashes, it is necessary to use \texorpdfstring at many
places, so it requests for an additional work. In addition, when I studied
the pdfx package, the dimensions of the boxes were fixed to A4. The
dimensions of most books is A5 or B5 but I typeset also books in other
dimensions (even with square pages), different leaflets etc. Thus
zwpagelayout calculates the dimensions that are sent to PDF. In some cases
the length of the crop marks must be different for technical reasons, I
just have to use what the printer wishes. And as I found, full compliance
to PDF/X is not really needed, hence zwpagelayout implements only the
absolutely necessary features and those which are easy. If you have
suggestion for improvement, I will do it.

ArtBox is not allowed in PDF/X, the full format is MediaBox, the blue
outline correspond to the BleedBox and the green outline is the TrimBox.
These lines do not exist in the PDF and you will nor see them in other
viewers, Acrobat can display them. The display of these boxes can be
switched on/off in configuration, it is on by default.

Zdeněk Wagner

út 26. 5. 2020 v 3:43 odesílatel Ross Moore <ross.moore at mq.edu.au> napsal:

> Hi Zdenek,
> On 26 May 2020, at 11:23 am, Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> Hi Ross,
> it is temporarily on http://hroch486.icpf.cas.cz/pdfx-tests/
> <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/sq_aCRONg6sNBqgyh9UP2S?domain=hroch486.icpf.cas.cz/>
> Great thanks.
> I have this now.
> It’s good to see that you are making use of the  pdfx  package.
> However there are some fiddly things involved with getting documents to
> validate.
> This image shows Preflight’s response to one of your examples.
> Part of the issue is that  PDF/X-1:2001  is deprecated, indeed withdrawn.
> But the other issues should be able to be addressed quite easily.
> Within a few weeks I should have some time to look into this.
> Your examples will help significantly, I’d expect.
> BTW, those blue and green box outlines,
> these are (some of) the TrimBox /Art Box /Crop Box /Media Box, yes?
> Zdeněk Wagner
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> All the best.
> Stay safe.
> Ross
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