Permanent Crop Pitstop and or Acrobat

Mike Z

Active member
permanent crop

permanent crop

Ok now I get it. you can't do a permanent crop as such. It would need to be a different approach, delete all except the red and then resize. if that's ok it's doable.


When you say you can't do a permanent crop why does it matter if it's not permanent? I thought you could always change the crop and that the crop was just what is viewed in Acrobat or however you are viewing. I just tried cropping a 8.5 x 11 page to the bottom 3.5 height and it worked fine with the page box tool in Acrobat 9. The Kodak Geo tool confirms that the trim is 8.5 x 3.5 and the only box that still is 8.5 x 11 is the Media box which the Acrobat tool does not show you.
 

Joe

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ABC - here is a test file.

I want to crop this down to red only. Then, increase the size to 9.5 wide x 4.5 tall. Then, in the white area, put in crop marks.

The Pitstop action I posted back on Pg. 1 of this thread still does this.

http://printplanet.com/forums/adobe/35304-permanent-crop-pitstop-acrobat#post221260

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abc

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@Streamlpress
Reason is you will have to expand the crop box to show the crop marks etc for the required end result
 

abc

Well-known member
Done!

Done!

Joe supplied the solution for this back in Comment 8 of the thread, just download the zip file and use the Action List he supplied.
Works exactly as needed, note crop box is the same size as media box.

Nice job Joe.
 

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Stephen Marsh

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Ok now I get it. you can't do a permanent crop as such. It would need to be a different approach, delete all except the red and then resize. if that's ok it's doable.

Agreed Andrew, if it was just an area that was outside this 3.5” footer region it would be easy enough for an action to select everything in the head area outside of the this region at the foot and to then remove the selection (as cropping in Acrobat is lossless).


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