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Adding Bleed to a pdf.
« on: September 17, 2007, 11:25:33 AM »
Keep in mind this trick is in Acrobat Professional 7.xx with Pitstop 6.5.

Depending on the file, you can expose hidden bleed.

I use the wireframe view to see if there is image info outside the crop box, IF there is and sometimes there is.. then you can do a "Crop Pages" under the Document dropdown(command shift T) and check the "Custom" radio button, and then set the size to be larger than the documents current size.. ie. document is 8.5x11, set the custom size to 8.75x 11.25. click Ok. Do a save(Command S<- otherwise image will shift or has on me before, saving restructures the crop box, trim box, et al) then(and this is where pitstop comes in) you can select the crop box and delete it. This will expose the image that was before hidden.. 

This tip has been commuted over from ppf in sponsorship by ninjaPB_43.    :ninja3:

EDIT: and now has an action built to do just this:..   see Jon's post below.

« Last Edit: January 10, 2008, 10:44:16 AM by ninjaPB_43 »
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Re: Adding Bleed to a pdf.
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 11:23:36 PM »
Got another trick but this time it involves Acrobat Pro 7, Pitstop 7, and Quite Imposing Plus 2.

If pdf has bleeds already, but it does not show. You need to go to Quite Imposing Plus and select Define Bleeds. Enter your desired amount of bleeds(usually 3-5 mm). After defining the bleeds create N-up Pages but only 1 x 1, and what paper size you want it to be on. Surprise! You now dont need to go to pitstop and painstakingly add bleeds to it. ;D
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Re: Adding Bleed to a pdf.
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2008, 08:11:01 AM »
I have a Pitstop Action List (created with Pitstop 6.53) that will add 1/4" bleed to a PDF.  I've attached it to this reply.

Hope it helps!
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Re: Adding Bleed to a pdf.
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2008, 09:24:39 AM »
Thanks a ton Jon! I altered the action for 1/8" bleeds and it works great!
Again many thanks, this will save a ton of time.
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Re: Adding Bleed to a pdf.
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2008, 09:32:08 AM »
AWESOME!!!   Many Many Many Thanks, Jon.   Welcome to the Carnival.  :D




EDIT: I edited your action(hope you dont mind) to accomplish what I described in the original post..   and am now just tickled pink, you are the man Jon!!   I've tested with multiple files and works a dream.

If there are any requests for that I can attach it, otherwise folks can just use yours to edit to their needs..  Thanks again, THIS is what a community like this is for!
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Re: Adding Bleed to a pdf.
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2008, 10:09:46 AM »

I have a Pitstop Action List (created with Pitstop 6.53) that will add 1/4" bleed to a PDF.  I've attached it to this reply.

Hope it helps!
Jon :-)


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Re: Adding Bleed to a pdf.
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2008, 06:58:19 PM »
Damn it, I gotta cave and buy PitStop for Acrobat 8 for my work at home  >:(  thank goodness for itemized deductions 8)

well maybe not, for $700 I'm not really ready right now, but I really do miss the functionality of it. ::)
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Re: Adding Bleed to a pdf.
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2008, 01:58:37 AM »

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I have a Pitstop Action List (created with Pitstop 6.53) that will add 1/4" bleed to a PDF.  I've attached it to this reply.

Hope it helps!


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Re: Adding Bleed to a pdf.
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2008, 08:18:32 AM »
Many many thanks John...

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Re: Adding Bleed to a pdf.
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2008, 10:16:08 AM »
Glad to help!! :-)

I just recently learned of this website and had no idea it was created by someone I have spoken with many times...Yo Laurens!!!  Haven't see you in the Agfa realm lately - where you been hiding???

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Re: Adding Bleed to a pdf.
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2008, 10:28:03 AM »
Actually Jon, Joe got this up and going when PPF moved to Printplanet..    Laurens/Prepressure is an affiliate partner..
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Re: Adding Bleed to a pdf.
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2008, 10:41:31 AM »
Whoops!  My bad (and apologies to Joe!).

Thank you much!
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Re: Adding Bleed to a pdf.
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2008, 03:50:19 PM »
Yup, this is one of the places I am hiding but it is Joe who bosses us around and gets all the drinks   ;)



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Re: Adding Bleed to a pdf.
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2008, 06:16:12 PM »

Yup, this is one of the places I am hiding but it is Joe who bosses us around and gets all the drinks   ;)


I just wish he'd pick up the tab sometimes   ;D

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Re: Adding Bleed to a pdf.
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2008, 06:33:26 PM »


Yup, this is one of the places I am hiding but it is Joe who bosses us around and gets all the drinks   ;)


I just wish he'd pick up the tab sometimes   ;D


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