Indesign 17.4 Layout

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Sep 10, 2022 Sep 10, 2022

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I have opened a pdf book in Indesign 17.4 using a script. The book has crop marks that I want to lose by expanding the text frame so that the crop marks are outside the page boundary. So I go to the master page, expand the text frame, and expect that to be applied to all pages but it is not. I google the issue and am told to 'Enable Page Layout' but this has now disappeared from the Layout menu. So how can I do this?

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Community Expert , Sep 12, 2022 Sep 12, 2022

Hi @m5heath ,

if the placed PDF is one PDF page per InDesign page use the MultiPageImporter script to place the PDF again and trim every PDF page while doing this to the trim area, the trim box of the PDF:

https://github.com/mike-edel/ID-MultiPageImporter/releases

 

Well, best show a screenshot of an InDesign page with a placed PDF page and mark what elements should be removed.

 

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Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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Sep 10, 2022 Sep 10, 2022

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You may find it much simpler to crop the book in Acrobat Pro before importing.

 

|| Word & InDesign to Kindle (& EPUB): a Professional Guide (Amazon)

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Tried that but the crop marks are still showing

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Sep 11, 2022 Sep 11, 2022

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I find it usueful to create an Object Style for the altered frame on your Master, where you specify the fitting, position and crop options. This should carry through to all subsequent pages.

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Thanks for that advice - I will try it out but the pdf has frames that alternate between left and right offsets, presumably to keep the text a little away from the central spine

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Hi @m5heath ,

if the placed PDF is one PDF page per InDesign page use the MultiPageImporter script to place the PDF again and trim every PDF page while doing this to the trim area, the trim box of the PDF:

https://github.com/mike-edel/ID-MultiPageImporter/releases

 

Well, best show a screenshot of an InDesign page with a placed PDF page and mark what elements should be removed.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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This looks like a good solution - let me experiment!!

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Yes, this works perfectly using the positioning options. Yea! Many thanks

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