Setting up the page boxes

In the Page Boxes category of the Design Layout Editor, you can define your page boxes. You can either use the page boxes of the current document, by selecting Grab current Page Boxes as template from the flyout menu, or you can define the page boxes numerically:


  1. Select Prepress Layout.

    Using this option, you can define all page boxes. When selecting Screen Viewing Layout you have a limited set of options to define the media box, crop box and art box. When selecting No Layout, no page boxes are defined in the Design Layout.

  2. Define the trim box
    • Set Snap to detected trim marks to try to detect trim marks and use these to define the trim box. By clicking the Edit button, you can define the color (100% in CMYK, Registration color, a specific color) of the trim marks. If no trim marks are detected, the next (enabled) option is used.

    • Set Same as existing to base the new trim box on an existing page box, or the page content. You can use an offset, and an anchor point, e.g. to attach the top left corner of the new trim box to the top left corner of the existing trim box.

    • Set the Trim box size to a predefined paper size, or select Custom to define the width and height. This option will be used if the other detection methods are disabled, or did not give any result.

  3. Define the bleed box
    • Set the bleed box to Absent to have no bleed box defined. Otherwise, set it to Present

    • Use Snap to detected bleed marks to detect bleed marks and use these to define the bleed box. By clicking the Edit button, you can define the color (100% in CMYK, Registration color, a specific color) of the bleed marks.

    • Define the margin to be used based on the trim box, either using a left, right, top and bottom margin, or the same distance on all sides, using the Margin to Trim buttons

    • When using a left, right top and bottom margin, you can use Mirror for even pages to swap the left and right margin on even pages.

  4. Define the media box
    • Define the margin to be used based on the trim box, either a left, right, top and bottom, or the same distance on all sides, using the Margin to Trim buttons

    • When using a left, right top and bottom margin, you can use Mirror for even pages to swap the left and right margin on even pages.

  5. Define the crop box and art box
    • Absent: no crop box / art box

    • Same as trim box

    • Same as media box

    • Snap to visible (only for art box): sets the art box to the bounding box of the page content that lies within the crop box, or if there is no crop box, within the media box