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I have a paper that was accepted and now I have to convert my Latex document to their style. All of it is hidden inside the document class. An example code is of the form

\documentclass{ws-m3as}

\begin{document}
This is a test.
\end{document}

and one can download the ws-m3as file here. The output is of the following form:

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You see there are these lines on the page boundary. This area will be cut away in the online and printed version. I was asking myself if there a command of the kind

\cropallpages{2cm,2cm,1cm,1cm}

where I can give the height (above, below) and width (left,right) that should be cut away in the output file (PDF). Then I can try around which exact length I need. I want to get in the end

enter image description here

like it will be in the online and printed version.

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    Without further data (exact journal, where do we find the style, an example article, ...) it is very hard to help you. – vonbrand Jul 6 '18 at 16:12
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    @vonbrand I included it, thank you for the comment. – Fritz Jul 6 '18 at 16:26
  • Please. "One of the leading scientific publishers in the world" has a support department (email addresses are on the page you linked). Please ask there. – Martin Schröder Jul 6 '18 at 17:10
  • @MartinSchröder True, I can do that, thank you. I think it is still an interesting question, in a more general situation where the output pdf should be cropped. Or do you think this is not really feasible? – Fritz Jul 6 '18 at 17:21
  • Are you sure that it is the editor that will crop the page. I think it more likely that the journal's printer will physically crop the page. Try printing and then cropping the physical pages according to the trim marks. – Peter Wilson Jul 6 '18 at 17:53
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You can crop a page. But I'm too lazy now to calculate the correct values:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\pdfpagesattr
{ /CropBox [150 150 300 400] }
\begin{document}
\lipsum
\end{document}

enter image description here

  • Exactly what I have been looking for, thank you very much. – Fritz Jul 6 '18 at 19:22
  • If someone is interested, the exact values are /CropBox [66 53 546 768] – Fritz Jul 6 '18 at 20:06

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