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Cut Marks

Cut Marks


Has anyone produced cut marks using Styler?

If so I would love to hear from you! 🙂

I have attached a sample of what we want to do.




Hi Peter,

We have produced bleed and trim marks like the example in your PDF using
XSLT/XSL-FO, but not using Styler. We have also added other bells and
whistles like automated bleed tabs, dynamic SVGs embedded in the
stylesheet and water marks using XSLT/XSL-FO. I suppose it would be
possible to do a source edit of the XSL-FO code in your Styler stylesheet
to create the bleed and trim marks, but at that point you may be better
off just switching over completely. Once you make source edits in Styler
you are forced to work with the XSLT code anyway.




Ryan Lubben | Senior XML Developer
E-mail: | Phone: (414) 847-4346 | Fax: (414)
Ken Cook Co. | 9929 West Silver Spring Drive | Milwaukee, WI 53225 | |

Another mechanism is in the PDF configuration file. Take a look at the
DTD, pdfconfig.dtd. It has internal comments what the different settings
do. There is a cropmark feature that may do just what you want (or at
least close enough you can use it). If so, this is pretty easy to use.
Just copy the current PDF configuration file you are using to the custom
directory (assuming you are using the distributed one) and then edit to
add in the crop mark settings. Then any PDF you create using the FOSI
engine will have crop marks.

John Dreystadt
Software Development Director
Arbortext - PTC

Thanks for the help guys!
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