[Scribus] Printer dialog - no duplex

Plinnell scribusdocs
Tue Jan 25 12:31:21 CET 2005

On Tuesday 25 January 2005 10:54, Eilert wrote:
> Craig Ringer schrieb:
> > On Mon, 2005-01-24 at 17:36 +0100, Eilert wrote:
> >>Now I found that when I say "kprinter" for the printer, in kprinter I
> >>can reach all options I was looking for (duplex, sorting...).
> >
> > Yep. You should have all or most of the same options directly in scribus
> > when CUPS support is enabled.
> Ok, I installed that thing and recompiled Scribus. Wonderful, all
> options are there now.
> BUT IT'S SO NASTY: There is still the problem that when I want to
> combine 2 A4 pages on an A3 sheet, the A4 pages are shown at their
> correct positions but zoomed down as if they were both printed onto an
> A4 sheet. So both pages are on the landscape A3 somehow smaller and in
> their lower left corner, but at the correct positions.
> As I wrote, in the Windows printer driver I can determine the size of
> the originals AND the size of the printed media (A4 -> A3). Here from
> CUPS I don't get that option, I just can choose the media size.
> No idea what causes this, but a solution would be much appreciated :-))
> >>Do you know a way of writing the pages to separate ps-files and combine
> >>them on a single A3 landscape page?
> >
> > You could always use mpage (from psutils, IIRC, or possibly separate) to
> > do it. I think you'd be better off seeing if you can do it when Scribus
> > is built with CUPS support first, though.
> I tried it a bit, it's ok, I could live with it. I'll have to
> investigate further, however, how to print certain pages A4 to A3. Maybe
> within the next hours.


As I mentioned before, this might be a CUPS issue, not specific to Scribus. 
You could try CUPS 1.2CVS and see if it fixes it. Caveats apply to CVS.. no 
idea how usable it is, i've not tested it myself.


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