Outline page geometry boxes in a specified tint value of a spot color
With pdfToolbox 8.2 it is possible to trace the page geometry frame BleedBox, ArtBox and TrimBox with lines in special colors and on separate layers.
Launch pdfToolbox Desktop
Open pdfToolbox Preferences
- Go to "callas pdfToolbox".
- Click "callas pdfToolbox Preferences".
NOTE: On windows you have to go to "Edit > callas pdfToolbox Preferences".
Change page geometry boxes preferences
Open PDF file "PDF-boxes_Demo file.pdf"
- Go to "File".
- Click "Open".
Inspect the page geometry boxes
The page geometry boxes with names are shown when open the PDF file in pdfToolbox.
Open the Fixups dialog
- Go to "Tools".
- Click "Fixups".
Search to Fixup
Inspect the Fixup
The Fixup add three page geometry frames to the PDF file.
- BleedBox (crop rectangle)
- TrimBox (TrimBox)
- ArtBox (object frame)
These elements are presented in three different spot colors (blue, green and red) on three different layers.
To work organised, these new elements are each inserted into newly created levels.
NOTE: The Fixup can be adjusted. Make a copy of the predefined Fixup and change the settings. By clicking on the "OK" button, the changes are applied.
Inspect the preflight report
Open Visualize spot color separations panel
- Go to "View".
- Click "Visualize spot color separations".
Inspect the processed PDF file
- Select "Regular page view".
The three page geometry frames (BleedBox, TrimBox and ArtBox) are presented in three different spot colors.
NOTE: Too see the page geometry frames, you have to switch off "Show page geometry boxes" and "Show names of page geometry boxes" in the pfdToolbox preferences. Reopen the PDF file too see the changes.
- Click "Done".
Open Explore Layers dialog
- Go to "Tools".
- Click "Explore Layers".