I am printing coupons and would like to have crop marks, so it shows where the page must be cut, but the only crop marks mark the corners of the page. Is there any automatic way to make these marks or am I just forced to go in and make them myself?
Easiest way would be to make your coupons to actual size. Then the default crop marks are correct.
You can check out the crop marks script in the Application Scripts -- I never used it, but I imagine you have to draw a rectangle the size of your output in the correct position, and use that to position the marks. Then you can delete the rectangle, or simply set its stroke and fill to nothing.
The script which ships with InDesign is okay... but also puts crops within the gutters rather than just the outside edges and doesn't account for bleed.
The script has been improved upon which deals with these two issues and really good.
This other link is really good though for making laydowns and crops: https://sites.google.com/site/dtpscripting/indesign-scripts/makeimposi tion-jsx
There is a script to create crop marks here:
I hope it will be helpful for you.
If you are using ID CS5 or newer, the "Replicate" setting of IDImposer will do what you want for your coupons, labels, business cards, etc. Make your coupon document size be the final trim size, and include bleed as required. IDImposer will replicate onto a new document, and add crop marks. http://idimposer.com
- Stephen Carlsen (creator of IDImposer)