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Old 04-28-2008, 06:25 AM   #1
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Default Option Setting in Acrobat Standard 8

I am learning to use Adobe Acrobat Standard v8 on my XP Pro SP2 system. When using Crop Pages CTRL-SHIFT-T, the increment is fixed at 0.125 for inches. Under Edit > Preferences, I don't see any option to change that default.

1) Can I change the increment? If so, how?

2) Or am I limited to only changing the units (centimeters, inches, millimeters, picas and points)?

3) Is this fixed increment limitation only in Standard or does it apply to the Professional version as well?

   
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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Although I can't see how to change the values, you can change the units to millimetres in Preferences; the crop defaults to 1mm but you can enter your own values (down to one decimal place). At least, you can in my Acrobat 7 Pro.

   
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Yes, custom values can be entered into the fields with Acrobat 8 as well. However, when I click on the up symbol, the leading edge of the crop boundary is increased always by 0.125 inches. It would be more convenient if I could change that default value.

I guess my only real option is to simply change to millimeters and go with the 1 mm default there.

   
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:34 PM   #4
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You can enter any value you want in the crop margin size settings--0.417, 1.233, whatever. You're not limited to the 0.125 increments, except when clicking the arrows. Is there a reason why you can't just enter arbitrary values?

   
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You can enter any value you want in the crop margin size settings
One-eighth of an inch is the standard printers’ usual allowance for cropping, and that is taken as 3 mm, but there's nothing against setting the crop to 1 mm, 2 mm, and so on. But the standard metric sizes are for 3 mm and 6 mm cropping, and printers often choose the larger size.

   
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... Is there a reason why you can't just enter arbitrary values?
None whatsoever. It is just more convenient to continue clicking on the up arrow to have the cropping amount increased, if the default could set to a smaller value.

   
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