[scribus] refrase the problem: bleeds stay present in PDF with Clip to Page Margins

josfon at xs4all.nl josfon at xs4all.nl
Sat May 12 11:58:56 UTC 2012

Trimbox is what I am looking for.
But is that a option in Scribus?
If it is, I can't find it!
According to the official manual it is part of PDF/X-3.
But I don't seem the PDF/X-3 option in PDF-export.

So here comes another problem:
Why doen't I have the PDF/X-3 option?


> 2012/5/11 ale rimoldi <ale.comp_06 at xox.ch>
>> hi jos,
>> > I made a book with a lot of page covering pictures.
>> > So I added a bleed. This PDF was printed by a professional printer.
>> >
>> > I also would like a PDF for the use in a website, with no bleeds.
>> >
>> > I thought that exporting to PDF with the option "Clip to Page Margins"
>> > checked, would always give me a PDF clipped the page margins and
>> > without the slight encroachments.
>> > Thats how I remember it from working with 1.3.7.
>> > But it seems that I was wrong about that.
>> looks like a sane use of that option...
>> if nobody is against to change "clip to printer margins" (shouldn't it
>> be renamed to "clip to page border"?) to ignore the bleeds (and
>> generally the whole pre-press tab), i guess that you
>> should fill a feature request on http://bugs.scribus.net .
> We should stick with PDF terminology.
> TrimBox (once trimmed on the crop marks, the actual page format)
> BleedBox (bleed zone)
> Basically, TrimBox ignores totally the bleed and show you the page how it
> will look when cut to final size. This is what you are looking for here.
> That way, you’ll see the exact bleed effect.
> Louis
>> or are there uses of the option which would suffer from this change?
>> ciao
>> a.l.e
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