How do I create
These basic instructions are for version
. You may have to adapt them for other versions.
Let’s assume you want an A4 document and you want images to go right to the edge of the
We now know that we have to extend these images off the edge of the page so when guillotined
down, we end up with a nice clean edge with no white border showing.
Open up a new document.
In the Opening Dialogue, set your page size, colums & margins as required
Then from the same Opening Dialogue, select ‘More Options’
Set Margins to 7mm
to 3mm on all 4 edges
Set Slug to 0mm on all 4 edges.
When it opens you will have
The document (black border)
The inside margins (purple border)
area (red border)
Design your job making sure any images that need to
are dragged off the edge of the
document to ‘kiss’ the red border. Don’t forget to keep all important data & text 7mm from the
edge of the edge of the sheet (in other words, within the purple border).
When you have finished your design you need to create a PDF.
Choose File > Adobe PDF Presets > High Quality Print
Give it a name and specify where you want to save it to.
A window will open (Export Adobe PDF settings)
On the left menu:
Compression : Leave this alone
: Choose ‘Crop Marks’ (but no others) and ‘Use Document
Output : Leave this alone
Advanced : Leave this alone
Security : Leave this alone
Summary : Leave this alone
Open your PDF and make sure it is all there, including the cut marks.
Let’s hope that worked!