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Re: crop marks?

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: crop marks?
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 13:15:29 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Sun, Nov 25, 2018 at 12:16:38AM -0700, address@hidden wrote:
> > For @cropmarks to be implemented properly, there would probably have to 
> > be a directive to set the paper size it is going to be printed on.
> Don't we have such? @a4paper or something?

@afourpaper is in the same class of commands as @smallbook itself. So in
theory @cropmarks could be used with @afivepaper and then you would want a way
to say whether it is being printed on A4 paper or letter size paper or

> > This does show all the crop marks, although the page is not centred 
> > properly.
> > It was centred properly with some older versions of texinfo.tex I tried. 
> I thought that was what I remembered.

This change moves the printed page further down the page to how it was

--- texinfo.tex (revision 8191)
+++ texinfo.tex (working copy)
@@ -388,7 +388,7 @@
       \ifcropmarks \vbox to \outervsize\bgroup
         \hsize = \outerhsize
-        \vskip-\topandbottommargin
+        %\vskip-\topandbottommargin
         \vtop to0pt{%

I'm not sure but it may have been the change for this log entry:

1998-11-11  Andreas Schwab  <address@hidden>

        * doc/texinfo.tex (\onepageout): Put the cropmarks in vboxes of
        zero height so that they don't contribute space themselves.
        Compensate for \topandbottommargin.
        (\internalpagesizes): Advance \outervsize by 2\topandbottommargin,
        not only 0.6in.

Clearly it's not a feature that anybody uses.  Can we just remove the feature
and revisit it if somebody is actually going to use it for printing a book?

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