Print crop marks

To print crop marks (crop marks: Marks that show where a publication page will be trimmed. Crop marks show only when the page has been printed to a paper size that is larger than the page.), you must print on a paper size that is larger than the page size you have set for your publication. Commonly, this requires that you print to an imagesetter (imagesetter: A high resolution output device that prints to paper or film, or directly to a press plate. Publications that will be commercially printed are usually output from an imagesetter as the first step toward going to press.), which can define a variety of paper sizes.

  1. Check the paper size.


  1. On the File menu, click Page Setup, and then click the Printer and Paper tab.
  2. Check the paper size you have selected.

Which paper sizes are available depends on the printer driver (printer driver: The device that communicates between your software program and your printer. The printer driver tells Publisher what the printer can do, and also tells the printer how to print the publication.) you have selected. Most imagesetter printer drivers have paper sizes, such as Letter.Extra, A4.Extra, and Legal.Extra, which provide extra space on every edge to accommodate crops marks and other printer’s marks (printer's marks: Marks printed outside the printable area on each page of your publication to help you or your commercial printing service trim, align, and control color in your publication.).

  1. On the File menu, click Print.
  2. Click Advanced Print Settings, and then click the Page Settings tab.
  3. Under Printer's marks, select Crop marks.
  4. Select any other options you want, and then click OK twice.

 Note   To turn off crop marks, clear the Crop marks check box.

Applies to:
Publisher 2003