[Scribus] Printing tabloid landscape to Laserjet 5SiMx - Help!

Louis Desjardins louisdesjardins
Sat Mar 11 04:56:31 CET 2006

>Can't do it. I've set it to tabloid (11x17 inches), landscape. Even set
>it to landscape in the printer control panel. Page still comes out
>portrait. I need this to print!

Please try to Save as PDF first (click on the PDF icon). Then check 
the PDF file. If it's OK, print this file.

See if that works.



>This is a PostScript Level 2 printer (genuine Adobe). It is installed
>via CUPS.
>In the print dialog box there is an Options button next to the printer
>drop-down dialog box. The option to print to 11x17 does not appear
>in the next dialog box -- under the PageRegion button. All it shows
>is Letter, A4, Photo, 3x5, 5x8, A5, A6, B5JIS, various envelope
>sizes, Executive, FLSA, Hagaki, Legal, Oufuku, w558h774 and
>w612h935. Now, it could be that one of the last two is 11x17, if I
>knew what kind of dimensions it was referencing. But even if one of
>them is 11x17, they are both portrait dimensions anyway. (As an
>aside, I have no idea why some of those page sizes are in there,
>since this printer is not capable of printing on all those sizes.)
>Down below the PageRegion is an Orientation option, which I set to
>Toward the bottom of the first dialog box is an Advanced Options
>button. This brings up another dialog box, but the only button in it
>that might have a bearing on the problem is Set Media Size. It was
>unchecked by default so I checked it, but it didn't make any
>Naturally, the Document Setup is landscape and the pages appear
>landscape on screen.
>This is Scribus on Ubuntu-64 Breezy. (I can't install any
>more recent versions because they don't exist yet for 64-bit Linux --
>and I don't know how to force it work -- all I can do is what's in
>What's the secret? Or is this a bug? Should I just abandon this and
>redo it in OpenOffice.org Writer?
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