## LaTeX forum ⇒ Text Formatting ⇒ set trim box and bleed box

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hm24_arul
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### set trim box and bleed box

Hi all
pdf from created from adobe indesign can view the trim and bleed box in adobe Acrobat is there any way to set trim and bleed box or mark in latex

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localghost
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I'm not familiar with Adobe Acrobat and the term »bleed box« is completely new to me. But I think that you need the trim or viewpoint option for the \includegraphics command from the graphicx package.

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hm24_arul
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Hi localghost

I am talking about Edit>Preferences>General>Pagedisplay> Show art, trim & bleed boxes in Adobe Acrobat I can see the bleed area and trim area using this option in PDFs created in Indesign but PDFs created from Latex I cant get the items

I hope now I am clear from myside

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a r u l

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Obviously LaTeX doesn't set these parameters. And to me they seem superfluous for document preparation like it's done with LaTeX. They are more common in the DTP scene.
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There are packages and document classes which will set and handle such boxes, which are not superfluous, and are not limited to the pejoratively named Desktop Publishing (DTP).

Here is the command for the preamble to directly place a 6in. by 9in. trim box w/ 9pts. of bleed on a standard letter sized page:

`\pdfpageattr{/MediaBox [0 0 612.00000 792.00000]/BleedBox [81.0 63.0 531.0 729.0]/CropBox [0 0 612.00000 792.00000]/TrimBox [90.0 72.0 522.0 720.0]}`

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WillAdams wrote:There are packages and document classes which will set and handle such boxes, which are not superfluous, and are not limited to the pejoratively named Desktop Publishing (DTP). […]

Perhaps you can list some of those classes and packages. Just saying there are some is not so helpful.

WillAdams wrote:Here is the command for the preamble to directly place a 6in. by 9in. trim box w/ 9pts. of bleed on a standard letter sized page:

`\pdfpageattr{/MediaBox [0 0 612.00000 792.00000]/BleedBox [81.0 63.0 531.0 729.0]/CropBox [0 0 612.00000 792.00000]/TrimBox [90.0 72.0 522.0 720.0]}`

Nice answer. But for solutions it's the same as for questions. A complete example is best. To me these lines are quite meaningless. Perhaps you can add some explanations.
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