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Chapter 12. OUTPUT > Adding Page Marks

Adding Page Marks

You can also add information that shows where the document should he trimmed, the name of the document, and so on. This information is sometimes called printer's marks or page marks.

To set the page marks:

1.
Choose File > Print.

2.
Click the Page Marks tab (Win) or choose Page Marks from the pop-up list (Mac) . This opens the Page Marks section of the Print dialog box.

Figure 12.21. Click the tab to display the Page Marks controls (Win).


Figure 12.22. Use the pop-up list to display the Page Marks controls (Mac).


3.
Check All Printer's Marks to turn on all the marks or use the checkboxes to set each one individually :

Figure 12.23. The Page Marks as they appear on the printed page.


  • Crop Marks indicates where the page should be trimmed.

  • Page Information prints the name of the file, page number, and time the document was printed.

  • Registration Marks adds small crosshair targets that are used to line up pieces of film.

  • Color Bars provides boxes that display the colors used in the document as well as the tint bars that can be used to calibrate the printing press for correct tints of colors.

  • Bleed Marks shows how far outside the crop marks you must put graphics so that they are trimmed correctly.

  • If you set Bleed Marks, you can set the amount in the Bleed field to choose how far away from the crop marks the bleed marks are positioned.


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