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Crop mark drawing program for ODF and PDF documents

Project Description

Crop mark drawing Logo program for ODF and PDF documents

 

Usage in LibreOffice 4.0

1. Open cropmark.odt and set the requested page size

2. Click on the Start icon of the (View » Toolbars ») Logo toolbar

3. Insert the result (a single shape group) into the master page of your drawing, presentation, or into the header or the footer of your text document. If you don’t want to modify all page styles of a complex text document, you can add crop marks to a PDF document with different PDF tools, eg. pdftk.:

1. Export the first page with crop marks to a PDF file (your_cropmark.pdf)

2. Join it with your PDF document (your_document.pdf) in the command line:

pdftk your_document.pdf multistamp your_cropmark.pdf output result.pdf

NOTE: you can also set PDF cropping values with GhostScript for printing:

1. Create a plain text file with the right cropping values (eg. this is 5mm crop of A4):

[/CropBox [14.17 14.17 581.1 827.72] /PAGES pdfmark

2. Convert your_document.pdf using the previous file (pdfmark.txt):

gs -q -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=result.pdf $OPTIONS -c .setpdfwrite -f your_document.pdf pdfmark.txt

NOTE II: optional color conversion of RGB PDF output of LibreOffice with GhostScript:

# CMYK

gs -q -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sColorConversionStrategy=CMYK -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=result_cmyk.pdf -dProcessColorModel=/DeviceCMYK -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 your_document.pdf

# grayscale

gs -q -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sColorConversionStrategy=Gray -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=result_gray.pdf -dProcessColorModel=/DeviceGray -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 your_document.pdf

Current Release
Crop mark 1.2

Released Jul 26, 2013 — tested with LibreOffice 4.0

Fix HEADING for LibreOffice 4.0.4/4.1 (back compatible)
More about this release…

Download file Get Crop mark for All platforms
cropmark.odt

All Releases

Version Released Description Compatibility Licenses Status
1.2 Jul 26, 2013 Fix HEADING for LibreOffice 4.0.4/4.1 (back compatible) More about this release…
LibreOffice 4.0
BSD final
1.1 Jan 23, 2013 fixed precision and visibility More about this release…
LibreOffice 4.0
BSD final
1.0 Jan 18, 2013 Initial release More about this release…
LibreOffice 4.0
BSD final

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