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Re: crop marks?

From: arnold
Subject: Re: crop marks?
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:51:43 -0700
User-agent: Heirloom mailx 12.4 7/29/08

Gavin Smith <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 07:56:39AM -0700, address@hidden wrote:
> > Once upon a time there was an @cropmarks command in texinfo.tex that
> > put cropmarks in the corners of the page.  This was particularly helpful
> > for working with @smallbook in order to visualize what would actually
> > come back if a book was printed and bound.
> > 
> > The command seems to still be there but I only get the cropmarks
> > on the top of the page.
> > 
> > I'm fairly sure this is an undocumented feature, but if it could be
> > restored to working order sometime soon, I'd appreciate it.
> Can you tell me when it worked properly? I tried with various versions of 
> Texinfo. As far back as Texinfo 4.5 I only got the top cropmarks. I 
> tried with Texinfo 3.12 and I do get the bottom cropmarks, but they look 
> like they are in the wrong place unless @smallbook is also given.

Oh lordy. It's been *years*. And indeed they may only have worked
correctly with @smallbook --- that sounds right. I would be happy if
that would be restored, since I actually was trying to see what a
particular document would look like in @smallbook.

I'm starting to think about self-publishing something written in
Texinfo, which is why I wanted to see what @smallbook looked like.

Much thanks!


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