[nSLUG] nSLUG DV295- 1 Print pdf files

Georges Rodier georges.rodier at gmail.com
Sun May 5 14:55:47 ADT 2013

Printing to pdf file from Firefox 20.0 running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, or
printing pdf file using Ctrl+P when viewing the file in the default
document viewer, I have the choice to print to file and choosing pdf I
have a choice to modify the page layout (mise en page - the middle tab,
eh?) where I can choose US Legal or even US Legal Extra (haven't tried
that one yet). I did try "printing" a pdf of a downloaded copy of the
magnolia_tour_2013.pdf - and that with success.

N.B., Sadly, I cannot change page size when printing to file from
within Evolution, the setting is there but greyed out.

Is the printing to file page layout setting an Ubuntu feature or
general to Linux? Sorry, I do not have experience with other distros.


PS - my system is in French so I am not entirely sure of the
English terms you may see. GR

Le dimanche 05 mai 2013 à 12:00 -0300, nslug-request at nslug.ns.ca a
écrit :
> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 04 May 2013 15:46:09 -0300
> From: Jack Warkentin <jwark at bellaliant.net>
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Foolproof way to print PDF's?
> Message-ID: <51855771.90207 at bellaliant.net>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8; format=flowed
> Hi George
> The problem related to the length of the printout. The 612 x 1008 pts 
> page size corresponds to a legal-sized (8 1/2" x 14") page. The linux 
> printouts chopped off the bottom quarter (almost) of the page,
> leaving 
> that space blank on the paper. The missing part of the printout is,
> of 
> course, displayed on the computer screen.
> More precisely, if a letter-sized page is placed over the top part of 
> the printout, with the top edges aligned, the printing stopped
> exactly 
> at the bottom edge of the letter-sized page.
> I have had similar problems with other pdf files. For example, the 
> "print at home" tickets from Ticket Atlantic for an event at the
> Metro 
> Centre had the top 1/4" or so not printed.
> Regards
> Jack

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