[xep-support] BleedBox & xep-pdf-bleed extension

mike.kelly at thomsonreuters.com mike.kelly at thomsonreuters.com
Mon Dec 7 06:49:05 PST 2009

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[mailto:owner-xep-support at renderx.com] On Behalf Of G. Ken Holman
Sent: 07 December 2009 13:21
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Subject: Re: [xep-support] BleedBox & xep-pdf-bleed extension

At 2009-12-07 12:44 +0000, mike.kelly at thomsonreuters.com wrote:
>I am looking for a way to add bleeds to a document, I have an SVG image
>that I need to overlap the main page(within the region-start &
>region-end) into the BleedBox to allow my output to be trimmed without
>gap between the image and the edge of the trimmed page. I have looked
>the xep-pdf-bleed, xep-pdf-bleed-mark-width extensions, but this isn't
>having the desired effect, I BleedBox is defined but I can't get the
>contents to overlap. Is there a way to use this extension to achieve
>results I am after? If not are there any plans to extend this
>functionality in the near future to allow this?

Graphic bleeds can be supported without extensions simply by 
oversizing the page edges and positioning absolutely-positioned block 
containers across the cut edges.

For example, if you have a different bleed for each chapter, and each 
chapter is in a page-sequence, then in the static content include an 
appropriately-positioned block container and put your graphic in that 
container such that it sits over top of the cut edge location.

I hope this helps.

. . . . . . . . . . Ken

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Hi Ken,

Thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately Print Provider is using
pre-flight software that requires the BleedBox to be correctly set in
the PDF. I currently have a work-around in place where I have oversized
the page including the bleed image and am then setting the bleed
afterwards using Acrobat Pro, which works but isn't a fully automated



P.S. Your definitive XSL-FO book is really good, really helped me with
my current project. Thanks

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