[Scribus] Printing from within Adobe Reader
Wed May 2 19:45:28 CEST 2007
Nigel Ridley wrote:
> 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 184.108.40.206 - on my other 'edgy' box)
>>> 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.
> 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).
If it's a bug, it's either Adobe Reader or Ubuntu. If you put in custom
size you might try switching the dimensions: 210 x 297 instead.
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