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Fixing trim boxes with callas pdfToolbox 5... in batch!

Fixing trim boxes In batch!
When a file comes in without proper trim and bleed boxes but with correct printer marks, how can you fix this without manually setting the trim and bleed box? And once you see how you can fix this for one particular file, how can you fix a whole folder of files in batch?

callas pdfToolbox 5 automatically detects printer marks

When callas pdfToolbox 5 will be released in April 2011, one of the great new features will be its automatic detection of printer marks. So how does that work?

As all features in callas pdfToolbox it’s very easy to use, just follow these steps:

1. Open the document

Use the ‘File > Open’ menu to open the files or simply drag the file into the callas pdfToolbox window. (By the way, you know you can drag an Office, OpenOffice, Keynote and Pages file into callas pdfToolbox as well right?)

2. Run the fixup

callas pdfToolbox comes with a whole range of intelligent fixups. For this example, use the “Derive page geometry boxes from crop marks” fixup. Once you’ve tested, you can include this fixup in any profile you use with callas pdfToolbox Desktop or Server.

3. Use the visualizer to inspect

Once you have fixed the file, use the “Visualize safety zone” viewing mode to see the newly created trim box and bleed zone.

Ah, and in batch?

Of course this feature can be automated with pdfToolbox Server as well; that gives you hands-off watched folder processing. But what if you simply have a small folder with files you want to batch process on your own machine?

In callas pdfToolbox 5 Desktop there is a new “batch” feature. It simply lets you select a folder with PDF files and instructs pdfToolbox to process all of the files in that folder. The resulting files are dropped into automatically created sub folders so that they remain neatly organized.

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