Editing Trim Box: Which software do you use?

Started by shane8791, January 17, 2023, 09:32:16 AM

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shane8791

Hello! We have been using Prinect Geometry Control for years to edit PDFs. You can quickly change the trim box, media box, resize and split a PDF. The problem is it requires an expensive server and it's time to buy a new server again. We've begged Prinect to sell Geometry Control as a separate Acrobat plug-in but they do not. What does everyone use to view & edit a PDF's trim box & media box? We use hotfolders for imposition so the trim box is very important. 

Thanks for your time -- Shane. 

born2print

There is a Pitstop action, a few actually, that we use to add bleeds and set trim and bleed boxes.
Remember, ears are smoke detector detectors.

Tracy


DCurry

Agree on PitStop, but you can also edit the page boxes in Acrobat without any plugins. I find it easier to use PitStop, but some of my coworkers don't agree.
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Joe

Pitstop for the win. There are actions, global changes, design layouts and manually typing in the numbers to edit them. I don't use it anymore though as I haven't had the need to change page boxes in over a year. ;D
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DCurry

Joe - When will you retire from rubbing it in our faces?


(I would rub it in, too!)
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Quote from: DCurry on January 17, 2023, 12:01:19 PMJoe - When will you retire from rubbing it in our faces?


(I would rub it in, too!)
Most likely never. :rotf:
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DigiCorn

Pitstop can change page geometry. Pay attention!
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shane8791

Thanks for your replies! I've tried Prinergy & Pitstop to edit the trim box but still want something closer to Prinect's Geometry Control. We're going to try Callas now. 

DigiCorn

Quote from: DCurry on January 17, 2023, 12:01:19 PMJoe - When will you retire from rubbing it in our faces?


(I would rub it in, too!)
Personally, I rub it out. But not thinking about Joe. Other things.
"There's been a lot of research recently on how hard it is to dislodge an impression once it's been implanted in someone's mind. (This is why political attack ads don't have to be true to be effective. The other side can point out their inaccuracies, but the voter's mind privileges the memory of the original accusation, which was juicier than any counterargument ever could be.)"
― Johnny Carson

"Selling my soul would be a lot easier if I could just find it."
– Nikki Sixx

"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
― Ernest Hemingway

madbugger

Quote from: DigiCorn on January 19, 2023, 11:23:13 PM
Quote from: DCurry on January 17, 2023, 12:01:19 PMJoe - When will you retire from rubbing it in our faces?


(I would rub it in, too!)
Personally, I rub it out. But not thinking about Joe. Other things.
So, you're saying you give it a run thru the knuckles?
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born2print

Are you talking about tapping little Johnny behind the ear??
Remember, ears are smoke detector detectors.

Tracy


Joe

#13
Quote from: Tracy on January 20, 2023, 11:06:47 AMThe 12 yr olds are in the house!  ;D
Tracy, I have to go out for awhile. Can you babysit while I'm gone?
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