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Variable for original PDF trimbox

Hi, 

Is there a variable for the trimbox size of the original document (PDF)? I would like to print that on a watermark.

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Re: Variable for original PDF trimbox

There are variables for all the PDF boxes. I forget the exact syntax but they are listed in the Appendix of the FFC Help.
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Re: Variable for original PDF trimbox

Hi, 

This one is unfortunately not listed in the appendix. I want the trimbox of the original PDF that is input, not the processed one. 

(The trimbox of a Business Card, not the imposition)

 

BR

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Re: Variable for original PDF trimbox

Understood. We update those as the job moves through the workflow and currently do not have the original dimensions for those variables.

 

I would enable this in the following manner:

Add an Optimize node at the start of the workflow. Have this optimize store the trimbox width and height in two of the PDF metadata fields (e.g. Author and Title).

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Use the PDF metadata fields to add watermark with the original trimbox width and height.

 

THat should do the trick (I just tried it).