View Full Version : Line in Binding Gutter on Saddle Layout

05-18-2007, 01:31 PM
Is there an adjustment in Preps that will help eliminate the line in the gutter caused when a client creates files in reader spreads and then the files are split for imposition.

Currently, we are going back into the native app to correct.


05-19-2007, 09:11 PM
You are not providing much information for us to help you.

Where do you see this line? Can you see it in the Preps preview of the files list page?

What application are the files from, and how are they provided to you?

How have you been fixing the problem in the native application?

05-21-2007, 12:26 PM
Maybe I can clarify - We experience the exact same problem with almost every software we support...always arising from the client's file having a picture or other element that they intended to stop at the binding edge. The problem is that they leave the element (box, frame...etc) extending a fraction onto the facing page in the app file. This produces a "line" in the gutter between pages, which sometimes shows after binding. Whichever page has the "sliver" on it is the one that needs to be corrected - in our case, by locating the offending page, adjusting the elements and reripping that page, or by using PressTouch to correct the native NLW file.


05-22-2007, 11:22 AM
We see alot of this too. The above post is right on. There are a couple of things we have done about it. IF, the offending line is really small, a "sliver", then just do a page jog in the Run List. Just a couple of thousands, will usually do it. Of course, the right thing to do is to fix the offending document. An accurate guide, with "snap to guide" turned on, is the best fix, but there is another way. When you have "facing pages", the binding edge bleed will pick up the inside edge of the facing page. If you do some dragging around in the page pallet, you could change the document to single pages, then when ripped, or postscripted, the binding edge bleed would only have that page's elements on it.