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estiehler

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PDF is larger than Scribus Document HELP!!!!
« on: September 28, 2014, 08:21:49 pm »
I have created a document in Scribus with the following specs:
Document Size 8.625" by 11.25"
Bleeds (trim line) .125" all the way around - so .125" in from the edge of my document
However when I export to PDF/X-3 (which is what I need for the printer) the actual PDF is almost and entire inch larger than my original document specifications.  Why is my PDF so much larger than the document I created in Scribus? Please help I am desperate to figure this out and send the document to the printer!!

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Re: PDF is larger than Scribus Document HELP!!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2014, 09:23:41 pm »
hi estiehler

did you check some of the printer marks in the .pdf export dialog?
all this marks will need some space outside of the bleed box…

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Re: PDF is larger than Scribus Document HELP!!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2014, 09:32:35 pm »
Hi estiehler,

I think you misunderstand how the bleeds work in Scribus. the bleed is added to your document dimensions, so 8.25" + .125" on each side & 11.25" + .125" top & bottom.

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Re: PDF is larger than Scribus Document HELP!!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2015, 12:18:16 pm »
You need to understand how the box model in PDF works, as GordCaswell writes, bleed, crop marks, trim marks etc are added outside the page region.

http://www.prepressure.com/pdf/basics/page-boxes

http://jamietshaw.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/viewing-print-pdfs-properly/




 

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