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Re: [trinity-users] kpdf print function issue

From: Greg Madden <gomadtroll@...>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:30:57 -0800
On Saturday 19 April 2014 01:25:58 you wrote:
> On Saturday 19 April 2014 02:39:20 Greg Madden wrote:
> > On Friday 18 April 2014 16:59:11 you wrote:
> > > On Friday 18 April 2014 04:22:56 you wrote:
> > > > Le 18/04/2014 05:10, Greg Madden a écrit :
> > > > > system: Debian Wheezy, TDE 3.5.13.2 amd64
> > > > >
> > > > > I recieve construction drawings as pdf"s. These are ARCH D =
> > > > > 24x36 or ANSI D = 22x34. I view them in kpdf, I print them to
> > > > > my printer using Tabloid,  paper size = 11x17.
> > > > >
> > > > > Only an 8x11 image gets printed on the 11x17 page.. Can not
> > > > > figure out how to get the correct size image, seems like
> > > > > shrink to fit, or some such  were options. Do not see any
> > > > > such in the kpdf print dialog.
> > > > >
> > > > > Using krinter to print the same file it prints an 11x17
> > > > > portion of the larger file size.
> > > > >
> > > > > kpdf has a different print dialog than kprinter...?,
> > > > >
> > > > > Using cups, server:/var/run/cups/cups.sock
> > > > > printer driver for  my HP Offficejet Pro 8600: hpcups 3.12.6
> > > >
> > > > If it is a one time go, The Gimp open PDF.
> > >
> > > Thanks for the reply.
> > >
> > > I do have solutions, evince and epdfview do the job. This is a
> > > core business function.
> > >
> > > Tried TDE R14 with Wheezy, same...tried the newer  hpcups driver
> > > and the older hpijs driver no joy.
> > >
> > >
> > > I would prefer to use kpdf, probably used to work at some time,
> > > need to find out what changed. The devs are spending alot of time
> > > getting all the apps to work, afaikt, thought I would test
> > > ..again, kpdf. I usually use 'best of ' apps for business, it is
> > > getting harder to do with all the apps being part of desktop
> > > environments.
> >
> > Officially confused,
> >
> >  Ledger=17"x11"
> > Tabloid=11"x17"
> > These are "North American paper sizes" Wikipedia
> >
> > Ansi B defines the measurements as 11x17 with alias's of Ledger and
> > Tabloid.
> >
> > Print dialog of kpdf lists Ledger as 11x17, no Tabloid
> >
> > Print dialog   of Evince lists Tabloid as 17x11, no Ledger entry.
> >
> > Both just the opposite of North American paper sizes, though I will
> > not assume to know which standard the cups devs used..there are
> > quite a few.
> >
> > bah humbug
>
> Isn't one just "Portrait" and the other "Landscape" !


That may be how the cups devs (or is it the document viewer app devs?)
see it. I was getting a bit distracted though with all the standards and 
such...the bottom line  my 34x22 images are not resized correctly for 
17x11  paper. They are being resized..printed as 8.5x11..orientation is 
correct.

Testing other document viewer apps :
evince v.3.4.0-3.1  prints correctly in Debian Wheezy, TDE 3.5.13.2. The 
main difference is the print dialog box has a 'page handling' tab which 
contains 3 options, which are lacking in all other print dialog boxes I 
tested.
1. Page scaling: none;fit to printable area: shrink to printable area.
2.auto rotate and center
3 select page size using document paper size.

Okular in Jessie, KDE 4.11.x does not work for me, kpdf does not work in 
Squeeze either. I know the driver has the capability , I have an HP8600 
Officejet Pro, HP supplies good drivers, afaikt.

Not a good sign that evince works for me in Wheezy but does not work in 
Jessie v 3.12.0-1..better stay with Wheezy 
-- 
Peace,

Greg