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Property of the script line: PDF Pages.


The Picturebox Options are used to specify the picturebox alignment to use for the PDF File used in a PDF Pages script line.



Different settings can be specified to be used for PDF pages inserted into a left or right output page.


If a diary is generated with the facing pages option turned off, then all pages will use the Left Pages and Single Pages settings.




The PDF Box option corresponds to the Bounding Box options in the import dialog used to import PDF documents into QuarkXPress, or to the Crop To setting of the place command of InDesign, as discussed here.


Usually, you would use either the MediaBox or the TrimBox options.


The MediaBox contains the full PDF page, including, if present, any bleed and crop marks.

The TrimBox corresponds to the size of the final, trimmed, page. As such, if any bleed was included in the PDF, it will be trimmed-off (not present).


Note that Q++Studio will issue a warning if you are using a PDF box setting specific to InDesign in a QuarkXPress script, and vice-versa, but it will not warn you if your PDF document does not contain the box selected.


Default (no bleed)


If the page size, of the PDF file you wish to use, is the same as the current script page size, then you should use the Top left (no stretch) setting, above, and in the PDF Pages Options property dialog, you should use the No bleed setting.





If the PDF file you wish to use contains bleed, then you would first specify the extent to which the bleed extends, away from the page, using the Use bleed settings in the PDF Pages Options property dialog. Then, in the above dialog, you would select the Specify Values setting, and then use the Offset values that position the PDF correctly with respect to the final print page.


See also: PDF Pages Options.


Topic 182730, last updated on 05-Apr-2022