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Crop/Trim Marks Wrong Position: Quark 6, PSFile, Distiller 8 (Poster Sizes) - Adobe Acrobat Macintosh

I am having a similar problem as a Quark 7 user making PDFs of posters: <http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?128.3c05836f> Acrobat Distiller 8 is moving my doent's bottom trim marks into the wrong position. They appear too high on the PDF instead of all the way at the bottom. 1. Create 24"x36" doent in Quark 6.52 2. Choose "File -> Export Layout as PDF" 3. Select crops and bleeds in Export Options 4. Save Postscript file to desktop 5. Drag and drop the .ps file onto Distiller 8 The resulting PDF has the bottom crop marks (trim marks) in the wrong position. If I ...

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    Default Crop/Trim Marks Wrong Position: Quark 6, PSFile, Distiller 8 (Poster Sizes)

    I am having a similar problem as a Quark 7 user making PDFs of posters:
    <http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?128.3c05836f>

    Acrobat Distiller 8 is moving my doent's bottom trim marks into the wrong position. They appear too high on the PDF instead of all the way at the bottom.

    1. Create 24"x36" doent in Quark 6.52
    2. Choose "File -> Export Layout as PDF"
    3. Select crops and bleeds in Export Options
    4. Save Postscript file to desktop
    5. Drag and drop the .ps file onto Distiller 8

    The resulting PDF has the bottom crop marks (trim marks) in the wrong position. If I drop the .ps file onto Distiller 4, Distiller 5, or Preview, the crop marks show up in the correct position.

    Adobe Tech Support verified that the problem occurs in Distiller 8. They recommended that I upgrade to Distiller 9, which appears to be fixed.

    My own workaround so far is to Print from Quark to the Adobe PDF 8.0 "printer" that gets installed with Acrobat. I can then manually set my page size to 25"x37" to fit the crop marks.

    If anyone would like to see examples of the issue, or try it out for themselves, I have uploaded sample files to my web server.

    Distiller 8 PDF:
    <http://www.jwgdesign.com/files/Poster-Test/Poster-Test-v8.pdf>

    Distiller 5 PDF:
    <http://www.jwgdesign.com/files/Poster-Test/Poster-Test-v5.pdf>

    Postscript File:
    <http://www.jwgdesign.com/files/Poster-Test/Poster-Test.ps>

    Quark File:
    <http://www.jwgdesign.com/files/Poster-Test/Poster-Test>

    ZIP archive of all files:
    <http://www.jwgdesign.com/files/Poster-Test.zip>

    If anybody else has ideas, please share them. I was hoping that there would be an update that addressed the issue, but it appears that Adobe will never fix this in Distiller 8 because they consider it "fixed" in Distiller 9.

    For reference, I am using a Powermac G4 "Sawtooth" with a 1.2GHz G4 CPU, 1.25GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger", Quark 6.52, and Creative Suite 3 Design Standard (CS3) with Acrobat Professional 8.1.2.
    John Gilbert Guest

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    Default Re: Crop/Trim Marks Wrong Position: Quark 6,PS File, Distiller 8 (Poster Sizes)

    Indeed, if fixed in 9 then it will not be included in 8 ...

    Jon

    PS - have you thought about leaving off the marks from Quark and then
    adding inside Acrobat within Print Production / Add Marks / ?
    Jon Bessant Guest

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