Is there a way to control the length of the bleeding marks?
I am trying to minmize waste, so I have a 20cm page so I can bleed images in a normal A4 paper. But with the standard length of the bleeding marks I am unable to print the resulting PDF in actual size and see the right mark.
Are you on Windows or macOS?
You can create custom printer marks, but apparently that is broken in the recent versions on Windows.
But you can give it a try anyway, maybe that's not the case for everybody:
– create a new file in a simple texteditor (TextEdit or Editor), make sure it is simple text (no rich text with formatting)
– paste the following
//pgmk.v02.00 < Style (PageInfoOnPage) MarksArray [ < Type FourCropMarks Length 8.220485 > ] >
– you can adjust the length, here it is 2.9 mm (in points)
– on macOS: save to /Library/Application Support/Adobe/PrintSpt/2.9 mm.mrk (or whatever name you want)
– on Windows it's apparently in /Program Files/Common files/Adobe/PrintSpt/
– then you can select it in InDesign's export tab:
Thank you, Jens
I am on windows.
I was able to have the new type showing up on the menu. However, I tried several lengths and it did not have any effect on the length of the crop lines.
I could not find any info about the syntax for the mrk files.
Yea, that's what I heard – it doesn't work any longer on Windows. I'm no expert so I don't know if the code (which works on macOS) has somehow be changed.
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if nothing is working draw your own cropmarks with color [Registration] on applied master pages.
Add a reasonable amount of bleed or slug so that your cropmarks are visible in the exported PDF.
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Instead of drawing all marks yourself:
create a temporary rectangle, full page size, and then run the CropMarks script which comes with InDesign 🙂