PitStop 2019 wierd behaviour

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LasseThid
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PitStop 2019 wierd behaviour

Post by LasseThid » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:28 pm

Can anyone explain why the media box reverts to it's old values after I first set it to the trim box and then set a new media box based on numerical values?
I need to split a large format poster into four pieces (2x2) and then add 20 mm of overlap in various places on the split pdf's.
Since the trim box can have different offsets from the media box I figured it would be easier to first set the media box to the trim box and then create a new media box, but as you can see in the video below once I define the new media box it seems to return to the original media box and change from there instead of using the newly assigned media box.
Any ideas as to how to get around this issue?

Thanks
Lasse
https://youtu.be/18q9oKcAHRc
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Re: PitStop 2019 wierd behaviour

Post by abailescollins » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:00 pm

Hi Lasse
This is similar to other things we've talked about in the webinars.
The fact Action Lists work in one pass.
I've added some 'Split Action List' Actions.
I'll reply to the email you sent and attach them.
Nice to see the Action List Debugger being put to work, makes things a lot easier.
PitStop Product Manager @ Enfocus.
andrewb@enfocus.com

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Re: PitStop 2019 wierd behaviour

Post by LasseThid » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:33 am

Thanks Andrew.

The Visualizer is a great tool to figure out where something goes wrong with an action list.
Understanding why it goes wrong is a different matter... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: PitStop 2019 wierd behaviour

Post by LasseThid » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:48 pm

Problem solved!!!

If you use Define new rectangle to change a page box it seems like PitStop will always use the original dimensions regardless of any changes you may have made to the page box, so in order to change the size of the page box to the desired values I instead use the Resize option, which will change the size of the page box using the current page box position.

Also, any page box that is larger or outside of the media box you will not be able to change to the media box, instead you have to remove the page box and then change it to the media box.
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