## LaTeX forum ⇒ Page Layout ⇒ crop marks

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dmuthu_cse
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### crop marks

Hello friends,
I am using book documentclass.. And i need to get crop marks,
I'd like to use B5 size format and want it to be printed in A4 paper.
my size of text is with : 6in, height : 8.2in

When i insert crop using, crop package, the scrip collopses..

Muthu

localghost
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dmuthu_cse wrote:[...] When i insert crop using, crop package, the scrip collopses [...]

This statement is trivial. There should be error messages or warnings. I can't see any problems.
\documentclass[11pt,b5paper,english]{article}\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}\usepackage{babel}\usepackage[centering,includeheadfoot,text={6in,8.2in}]{geometry}\usepackage[cam,a4,center]{crop}\usepackage{blindtext} \begin{document}   \blinddocument\end{document}

I'm sure a forum search will yield more usable results.

Best regards
Thorsten
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dmuthu_cse
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But, when i execute the above code...

the same problem exist... However, when I remove the coding for crop, the page layout is correct.. Including crop mark coding, makes the layout to go mad.. I am using TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX2.7

For reference i've added the PDF.

Muthu..
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k.pdf

localghost
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Perhaps a version problem. If not done yet, update the package by means of the MiKTeX Package Manager.
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dmuthu_cse
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Thanks... i will update and let you know..

dmuthu_cse
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Hello Thorsten,

Somehow, I tried to update the MikTex and completed updating all the packages..

Then, i thought of trying your code.. It again gives me the same problem..

Anyhow I am using "Book - Document class". Finally, I've come up with this coding..
\documentclass[11pt,b5paper,english]{book}\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}\usepackage{babel} \usepackage[cam,width=8.27in,height=11.69in,center,dvips,vorigin=-1in]{crop}%------------------------------------------------------------------------------%%PAGE MARGIN SETUP%------------------------------------------------------------------------------%\topmargin -0.5in\headheight 14pt\textheight 7.7in\textwidth 6in\oddsidemargin -0.5in\evensidemargin -0.5in\headsep 25pt\parskip 10pt \usepackage{blindtext} \begin{document}   \blinddocument\end{document}

The above coding works fine, while converting to the PDF too. But the position of the crop marks are not according to my wish..

And I hope you can help me in this issue..

Actually, my paper size is A4 (i.e. Height - 11.69in, width - 8.27in), I want to print my text with height - 8.2in, width - 6in.. So, the crop marks should be exactly 0.5 inches separated from the document. (i.e. top = 0.5in, bottom=0.5in, left=0.5in, right=0.5in)

I am very sorry to disturb you again... I tried doing with geometry package, but the crop marks vanishes, i can see only one crop mark.. So please help..

Regards,
Muthu.
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mm.pdf

meho_r
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The code localghost provided works perfectly on my system. You should check your calculations: if the size of paper you'll be printing on is A4 and page size of document B5, you can't get crop marks positioned 0.5in from all sides:
Width: 8.27–2x0.5=7.27in (and width of B5 paper is 6.9in)Height: 11.69-2x0.5=10.69in (and height of B5 paper is 9.8in)

It isn't possible to get proportional distance for all crop marks for these dimensions. So, the output displayed in mm.pdf file you provided is correct. Or maybe I didn't understand correctly what you are trying to achieve.

localghost
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At first please use the code environment when posting longer pieces of source code (see Section 2.4 of the Board Rules).

One thing that irritates me is that you now come along with a different size for the type area. Please clarify such things right at the beginning.

The file mm.pdf doesn't show any unusual behaviour. Everything looks like it should. Please describe your compilation route, that means whether you compile with pdflatex directly or with latex via DVI and PS to PDF.

I did some research and perhaps I forgot a detail in the option list for the geometry package in my first reply. The code is adapted to your new demands.
\documentclass[11pt,b5paper,english]{article}\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}\usepackage{babel}\usepackage[   centering,   headheight=14pt,   headsep=25pt,   includeheadfoot,   text={6in,7.7in},   dvips=false,   pdftex=false,   vtex=false]{geometry}\usepackage[a4,cam,center]{crop}\usepackage{blindtext} \pagestyle{headings} \begin{document}   \blinddocument\end{document}

It is absolutely sufficient to give the a4 option to the crop package for cropping your layout and print it on A4 paper.

Be careful with the length \parskip. Assign values to this length can cause problems. See the manual for the parskip package.

I attached the output compiled directly with pdflatex. For verification please attach the output and the log file (together in one archive) of exactly this code to your next post.
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crop-prblm.pdf
Output of the above given code compiled directly to PDF.
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dmuthu_cse
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Hello Thorsten,

Your coding works fine for me..

But the problem, i am repeatedly facing is with the "TOP & BOTTOM END CROP MARKS POSITION"

The space I required between the bottom end of text and the bottom crop marks is 0.5in, similarly the top end 0.5in, left end 0.5in and right end 0.5in.

I have commented the PDF using markers.. please go through..

Sorry for continously annoying you..

I think, this may be because of the [b5paper] what we use.. Is there any alternative, where I can get the exact what i need...
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crop-prblm.pdf

localghost
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While I was composing my last response, I missed that meho_r already replied. meho_r is absolutely right. If you really want the crop marks to be half an inch from all the A4 paper margins, you have to specify the paper size with geometry instead of the b5paper option for the document class. meho_r has already done the required calculations.
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