QUARK - Make Line Box on the pasteboard to the right of the page!!!

Hello all,

The script below is supposed to create a line .125" off the right edge of the page on the pasteboard .375" in length.

Instead it starts the line within the page.

I tried several values and I can’t get QuarkXpress to make a line off to the right of the page.

Any information would be greatly appreciated,

OS 10.4.11
QuarkXpress 7.3

tell application "QuarkXPress"
	tell default document 1
		set page width to 4.5
		set page height to 4.5
	end tell
	make document at beginning
	tell page 1 of document 1
		make line box at beginning with properties {start point:{2.25, 4.625}, end point:{2.25, 5}, width:0.5, color:"Registration", box shape:orthogonal line}
	end tell
end tell

Hi All,

This is quite an old post but I’ve been trying to do the same thing and wondered if anyone knew of a way to do it or a work round.

Thanks in advance,


The problem with Quark is that the measuring system can be relative or absolute.

Thanks for the post DJ.

In the end I thought of a work round!

Draw the line on the page, group it with something else, and then move that ‘group’ to the right so the line ends up on the pasteboard.

It’s a bit of a hack but it works!

Thanks once again for your reply.