The XiPosition action allows you to position image data by adjusting the page boxes in the PDF. You can also resize the media size of incoming PDFs. Note that XiPosition doesn't scale image data.

Example Use Cases

  • Use in combination with XiStep to center layout on a sheet.
  • Change a page size job to a plate size job.
  • Adjust image positioning for device without other offset controls, like Oki laser printers. 
  • Crop excess blank area around a page.

Adding XiPosition to a worklfow

XiPosition is added to the workflow like other actions. The exact method depends on the client your using. 

For the Windows client, drag and drop the XiStep icon onto the workflow diagram in the location you want to add it. 

For the Macintosh client, click the "+" button in the workflow to add an icon.

XiPosition Configuration Tab Overview

  1. Pause After: Selecting this check box will cause the workflow to pause the job after the XiStep process. This can be useful for viewing the PDF output of the XiStep process.
  2. Resize media: Checking this enables the resize media controls. Leaving this unchecked retains the media size from the incoming PDF file. 
  3. Media width: Enter a value for the media width. This can be larger or smaller than the incoming job. 
  4. Media height: Enter a value for the media height. This can be larger or smaller than the incoming job.
  5. Media menu: Select a media size from a list of common or added sizes. Choosing a new selection overrides the current media width and height. 
  6. Add media: To add a custom entry to the media menu, click the (+) button. You will be prompted to enter a media name and size. Note that this only saves media size. Reposition settings are not saved. 
  7. Remove media: To remove a media entry, select it and then click the (-) button. 
  8. Reposition: Check this box to enable controls to reposition the media. 
  9. Horizontal offset: Entering a positive value moves the image to the left of its anchor point. A negative value moves left. Note that it's possible to move image data "off the page" with a sufficiently large margin. 
  10. Vertical offset: Entering a positive value moves the image down in relation to its anchor point. A negative value moves the image up. 
  11. Anchor point: Selects the starting position of the image on the media. For instance selecting the upper left anchor point will lock the upper left portion of the image data to the upper left portion of the media.
  12. Rotation: Rotates the entire page. This action happens after any media resizing or re positioning that is being performed. 

  13. Unit of measurement: Choose between adjustments in inches or millimeters.