[Scribus] Printing from within Adobe Reader

Nigel Ridley nigel
Wed May 2 19:30:02 CEST 2007

Nigel Ridley wrote:
> John R. Culleton wrote:
>> On Wednesday 02 May 2007 12:01, Nigel Ridley wrote:
>>> I am trying to print a 3 panel brochure that I created from within
>>> Adobe Reader (v.7) but am confused a little by the print options.
>>> I select A4 from the properties option; then Document from the
>>> otion directly beneath the properties one; check the Landscape
>>> 'Orientation' then I notice that the paper size (in the preview) is
>>> 297 x 209.9 - so I select 'Choose paper source by PDF page size'
>>> and now the preview shows 297 x 210 (which is what I want) but it
>>> prints in 'Portrait' mode - even when I choose 'Landscape' :-(
>>> If I don't select 'Choose paper source by PDF page size' and print
>>> in Landscape mode it print OK but with a very thin but noticeable
>>> white border at the top (which is the 209.9 instead of the 210 that
>>> I want).
>>> What do I have to 'select' to print it in Landscape at 297 x 210 ?
>>> (This is on an up-to-date feisty install with the document made
>>> using Scribus - on my other 'edgy' box)
>>> Blessings,
>>> Nigel
>> You don't state what OS or what printer. My guess is that your printer 
>> requires a non printing gripper edge. I would try this solution: 
>> 1. Set up the document to be slightly smaller than A4 by about 9pt all 
>> around. (I use 1/8 inch which is 9pt.)
>> 2. Set up "bleed" space on one or all sides of that amount. 
>> 3. Design the document to fit between the slightly smaller margins. 
>> 4. Whether or not you still get the white edge, trim the paper on the 
>> side(s) giving you an unwanted margin. 
>> You can play with this by giving bleed on only one side etc. 
>> Bottom line most printers won't print to the absolute edge of the 
>> paper.  There are some photo printers which give you no margins but 
>> that is probably not what you are using. 
> I'm using Kubuntu Feisty Fawn (Linux) and an Epson Sylus CX3700
> I don't really want to have to trim the edges of the paper afterwards - so I will 
> 'experiment' some more with the different settings in the Adobe Reader print dialogue.
> Blessings,
> Nigel

I did some more testing and using the printer option 'Choose paper source by PDF 
page size' from within Adobe Reader 7 always prints in 'Portrait' orientation 
regardless of whether Portrait or Landscape is selected.
If the 'Choose paper source by PDF page size' is disabled then printing in 
Landscape orientation works but with a thin white top border (297 x 209.9 instead 
of the real size of 297 x 210).

Can I add the actual size 297 x 210 as a command line option under the 
'Properties' section of the print dialogue? (this is using CUPS) - if so how exactly?

Who do I file a bug with? This is Kubuntu Feisty Fawn with Adobe Reader 7 (acroread).



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