I have a document with a few hundred pages which is just an 8up layout to print a smaller document. I was able to get the layout on all pages correct, but adding crop marks by page is going to take a while.

Is there a way to speed up this process? Ideally I guess if I could select all the objects in the document instead of the page, but perhaps I can modify the script to handle it.

And since i'm here, is there a tutorial on apple scripting you would recommend?


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I don't know what you mean or how you are even doing crop marks page by page. You mean you are manually drawing on crop marks?!

Go to File > Export and choose PDF (Print)

Click on Marks and Bleeds and set your crop marks there

They will be on every page automatically. I recommend adding an offset equal to your bleed, but that's just my (and several other designers I know) preference. It just looks nicer and keeps them out of the bleed, in case they need that for some reason.

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If you mean you have one page with several smaller ones inside of it that need to be cut out, you could make a master page with your marks and apply that to all pages.

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