[texhax] Temporary page guide lines

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Nov 26 23:26:26 CET 2013

On 11/26/2013 10:05 AM, Dr A K Hannaby wrote:

> I am writing a book on mathematics and I have succeeded in getting a set
> of four correct crop marks on each page (left and right pages).
> The final book pages will be smaller (165 x 205) than A4, but display on
> the screen on an A4 background (in other words, the crops are not at the
> edges.
> Is there a way of placing a temporary feint rectangle on every page –
> base on the crops – so as to better align the true page content, please?
> I enclose as short a .tex file as I can edit safely.
> The cropmarks are added with :
> \usepackage[frame,cam,a4,center,dvips]{crop} % crop is active; add
> notext to remove text.

You didn't include the short .tex file.

What I use is a combination of the geometry and crop packages, like this 


As you can see, geometry has the final trim size, whereas crop has an 
additional 2cm per side for the crop marks.

When you want a frame instead of crop marks, just put frame in front of 
` cam '.



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