A5 PDF Help

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Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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Hello and thanks for letting me join. I am an InDesign noob so be kind. I have been given PDFs for some school planners. The printing company has sent me an InDesign template. When I drag the PDFs into the Templates it looks fine, but when exported there is huge white spaces and the corners aren’t touching the crop marks. I have attached an example of the exported PDF. I have also supplied a screenshot of how it looks in the ID template I was sent. Here is a link to the template I was sent. The size is A5. My question is if there is a template I can use for the PDF’s prior to importing to the InDesign template so that they are the right size? Hopefully that makes sense and thanks in advance!

 

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Here is a Video  I made that might show the issue better! 

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Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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Did you scale the PDF when placed in InDesign to 100% or did you scale it to fit on the page? You see the scale factor, when you click on the ring of the placed image, look into the transform panel, or the control panel or the property panel. Take care that the image is centered on page.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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Thanks. The options I have are 

 

- Fit frame proportionally

- Fit content proportionally

- Fit conttent to frame

- Fit frame to content

- Centre content

- Content aware fit 

 

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Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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Willi, this is a comb-bound booklet, so centering the images would probably be a mistake.

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Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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OK, your crop marks appear to me to be correct (you can check this using the measure tool in Acrobat Pro to measure the distances between them). Printers marks add additinonal size to the document and are properly located outside the bleed area so they don't show after trimming. Since your pages have no bleed, you see a lot of white space between the marks and the page margins.

There's a script for placing multipage PDFs that allows you some flexibility in scaling and placement which might help you: Releases · mike-edel/ID-MultiPageImporter · GitHub 

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