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PDF Art box settings in InDesign

Jan 14, 2011 3:09 AM

Hi Experts,

 

Is there any option available in InDesign to set PDF art box option in InDesign?

 

We are using InDesign CS4 (Windows)

 
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    Jan 14, 2011 5:00 AM   in reply to S. Sankar

    Not sure what you mean here, but exported PDFs automatically carry crop and trim data.

     

    Bob

     
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    Jan 14, 2011 7:35 AM   in reply to S. Sankar

    Are you talking about setting the default crop options for import? In CS4 showing the import options, then choosing a crop option should be sticky.

     
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    Jan 18, 2011 12:13 AM   in reply to S. Sankar

    Sure, Indesign didn't define an Art Box but it still had one....  Art boxes seem to come from Illustrator which is very flaky in it's handling of trim/crop boxes in general IMO.

     

    More to the point, why do you need one, and what problem is it creating for you not having a defined one?

     
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    Jan 18, 2011 10:41 AM   in reply to S. Sankar

    Hmmm, a bit weird insisting on all to be defined, usually trim and crop are enough.  You'll have to use Acrobat or Pitstop to define it.

     
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    Jan 18, 2011 10:56 AM   in reply to Stix Hart

    This is a bit off-topic, and If I recall correctly, early versions of Quark 7 had an issue where exported PDFs had a bug where the trim box was oddly smaller than the page size. This would go unnoticed until the PDF was added to an imposition program, where the incorrect trim box would prevent complete trapping.

    Hence the printer requirement. It was fixed by an update at some point.

     
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