Adobe FrameMaker: Create a PDF with Crop Marks
By Barb Binder
Updated May 6, 2016
A frequent question I hear from my FrameMaker students is ¨How do you create a PDF from FrameMaker that includes crop marks?”
- Create a document that is smaller than the paper you will be printing on. For example, create a 7 in x 9 in page, with the intent to print it on 8.5 in x 11 in paper.
- File > Save as PDF to save the file as a pdf.
- Choose Registration Marks: Western
- Type in the printed page size (in this example 8.5 in x 11 in) & click set.
Done! Step number 4 is the one that trips up my students, many of whom have read the help files and tried in vain to make it work. Frame defaults the paper size to the document size. If you forget to change the paper size to a size that is larger than the document file, the crop marks won’t show up!