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    Marks in Apple Pages?

    I started using Pages for some works, since its templates are great, but I have the problem of not being able to use any marks (crop, bleed, etc.) at output, because the app does not have that options...

    Anyone has a solution (workaround, plug-ins...) for this?

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    Simply because Pages is an office software, not a layout soft... so the workarounds for Pages are the same that with other office's softwares, like Word or OpenOffice: let white margins all around your pages (6 mm = 1/4 inch minimum), save as PDF, and the printer will do what is necessary with the PDF to make it printable... (But don't ask for a professionnal quality!)

    If you want pictures or other objects being at the edge of the page, then you need bleeds... but as Pages doesn't handle bleeds, you will have to create them manually : create an oversized doc with a size of 1/4 inch or 6 mm more than the final size you want, and extend your margins of 1/8 inch or 3 mm (minimum margins becomes then 3/8 inch or 9 mm): the 1/8inch-3mm external extension of the margin will be the bleeds.
    And don't forget to warn the printer for the real size you want!!!
    Last edited by leila; 05-30-2011 at 10:21 AM.

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    You may also want to be carful as Pages exports RGB! You could always do you designing in Pages export the PDF and put marks in Illustrator and export a new PDF from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweiss105 View Post
    You may also want to be carful as Pages exports RGB!
    The RGB=>CMJN conversion was included in the sentence: "the printer will do what is necessary with the PDF to make it printable"



    You could always do you designing in Pages export the PDF and put marks in Illustrator and export a new PDF from there.
    No, that's a very bad advice ! and for 3 reasons :

    1° Illustrator IS NOT a PDF editor : please, everybody, stop advising to open PDFs in Illustrator, it's a very bad idea, and a very bad advice and in most cases it's a big mistake.
    If really YOU want to do this mistake, your are free... but, please DON'T incite other people to do the same mistake

    2° Illustrator is not the best software to add crop marks... better import all the pages of the PDF in pages of an InDesign document (there are some scripts to do this job more easily), and re-make (distill or export) a PDF !
    (but I guess that somebody wanting to make a layout with Apple Pages surely don't have neither InDesign, nor Illustrator!!!)

    3° crop marks are NOT needed.
    - for pages without bleed, marks have absolutely no use, because the pages are defined at their final size by the PDF format,
    - and for pages with bleeds, manually oversized, if the job is done correctly, any printer is able to handle the bleed and the page format without any crop-marks...: the bleed is 3 mm (or 1/8 inch) all around the page, so the page size is the PDF format minus 6 mm (or minus 1/4 inch)!

    And all the crop-marks needed for the printer to fold, collate and trim the booklet will be finally added on the plate by the imposition software... so, there is no need to have crop-marks in the PDF exported from Pages.

    (I use ImposerPro, a low-end cheap imposition software with only very basic possibilities, and I can do that job without any crop-mark in the PDF exported from Pages and without any trouble! sure that heavy-duty imposition softwares like Preps will also be able to do such job!!!)

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    You shoulb be careful because all used fonts are not embeded and I had a problem with printing Pages document. All fonts went to some strange symbols.

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