Settings that you can edit for most SmartMark types include name, anchor, and placement information, and options for saving, creating, and duplicating marks.
Note: For information about settings that are unique to a specific mark type, see the topic about the applicable mark settings.
Properties pane only—Displays the SmartMark type on which the selected mark is based.
The mark name can be edited only when creating a new SmartMark or editing a selected mark in the Properties pane, or you can use the Rename context-menu item for marks in the Marks list.
The name that you specify for a new SmartMark becomes the mark's default SMG file name in the Save As dialog box when you save the new or edited mark file.
In the Properties pane, if you edit the name of a selected placed mark, no corresponding SMG file is created. The mark name and settings are stored only in the JOB file and TPL file, if applicable.
Select the component to which the mark will be anchored, and, on the diagram, click a reference point for the selected component.
On the diagram, click a reference point for the mark image.
Type the amounts of horizontal and vertical space to allow between the mark and component anchor points.
Clear this check box to temporarily allow the mark to be dragged to a new position. The repositioned mark is automatically locked in its new position, and any offset values are updated.
This setting is available only for custom marks that are anchored to a page. When the duplicate option is used, page marks could cross over multiple pages. If this check box is selected, custom marks that cross over from one page to another will not be clipped at the adjacent page's bounding box.
This setting is available if you selected to anchor the mark to an imposition or a page. If you select this check box, marks will be hidden when they intersect with a page’s trim box area. This will prevent marks from printing in the trim box of finished pages.
Specify the side or sides on which to place the mark.
Range: When anchoring custom or crop marks to a page or page bleed, you can specify a page range.
Use a dash to indicate a range, and use a comma to separate multiple values (1-4,9-12,21-24). Do not insert spaces.
Select this check box to print the mark on top of any other content.
Select this check box to print the mark in the same relative position on the back of the press sheet. If you flip the press sheet in the workspace, you can see that the mark is in the same place. Mirrored text in text marks is reversed. This option does not apply to crop, collation, or fold marks.
Specify the press runs on which the mark is to print.
For example, to place it on every second press run starting with the second press run, type 2 in both boxes. To print the mark on all press runs, accept the default values (1, 1).
If you replace the numerical value for Place on every with a minus sign (
-), the sheet value box is preceded by a menu where you can select first+ or last-. This allows you to target a specified press run after the first sheet or before the last sheet.
This option restricts the mark to printing on the Job layout report only. The mark will not print on the production layout.
This option is available for custom, collation, and text marks. To add this mark to only one section of a multiple-section press run, select this check box, then select the section number on which to place this mark.
Clear this check box to temporarily allow the mark to be dragged to a new position. The repositioned mark is automatically locked in its new position and any offset values are updated.
Mark resources can be edited and saved via the Resources menu and the context menus in the Marks list. On press-run layouts, you can edit the properties of selected marks, and your edits are stored with the job without affecting the mark resource files.
The available buttons depend on how you access the mark properties:
The Mark Color dialog box can be accessed when configuring the following mark types: