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By John Kallios June 30, 2006

Rating = 56 votes


Utilizes Filter>Trim Marks and adjusts the size to 1-8th inch lengths with 1-8th inch offset instead of the default .5 inch lengths with .25 inch offset. CS4 version added using Effects>Crop Marks. With CS4, create an empty frame to the desired crop dimension. With the frame selected, run the action. If the frame has an effect applied, the action will expand it.

Load appropriate action per Illustrator version used through the action palette flyout. Select desired bounding dimension frame and run the action. The action will generate the trim marks and adjust the size. If you find this useful, please objectively rate any two submissions found on the Adobe Studio Exchange.


License: Freeware
Language: English
Cost: Free
Platform: Win | Mac
File format: ZIP | 22.9 KB

Additional extension information

Author: John Kallios
Author website: Not available
Date published: June 30, 2006
Approval: None
Compatible product(s): Illustrator 10.x


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catdrool 28-Oct-09 Rating = 5

Thank you for making something so useful!!

Big Swoosh 21-Nov-07 Rating = 5

Many many thanks my Dear fellow!

Danprtr 06-Nov-07 Rating = 5

Great tool and will be used many times per day.

Dag Hov 22-Jun-07 Rating = 5

You deserve at least 20 stars. This has bothered me for years! You made my week/month/...

quakeditt 12-Dec-06 Rating = 0

Thank you very very much!!! I have to make 20+ crop marks everyday!!!!! You really safe my life :)
Looking forward for your other awsome extension stuff :)

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