[Scribus] acroread 8 landscape printing

Jan Schrewe jschrewe
Thu Oct 11 23:27:59 CEST 2007

Gregory Pittman schrieb am Donnerstag, 11. Oktober 2007:
> Frank Cox wrote:
> > On Thu, 11 Oct 2007 13:31:56 -0400
> >
> > Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:
> >> I was able to get it to print landscape on Fedora 7 by unclicking Auto
> >> Rotate,
> >> then clicking Properties button and adding '-o landscape' to the command
> >> -- added as the first option, don't know if that makes a difference.
> >
> > When I print my test pdf using those steps it does indeed come out in
> > landscape mode, but there is a 3.25 inch space between the left-hand side
> > of the paper and the first T.  In other words, the whole thing appears to
> > be shifted about two inches to the right and doesn't fit on the sheet
> > properly.  If I had a longer word that extended closer to the right hand
> > side of the sheet it would have been cut off.
> I've just been trying this with my Adobe Reader v7.08 at home, and it
> seems it is at least as screwed up as v8 (this is also on Fedora 7).
> Check this out:
> When I print with landscape selected, and with the '-o landscape'
> option, printing four pages of a document had the first page printing
> portrait but upside down (ie, the bottom of the page came out of the
> printer first -- top of the printed matter near the top of the paper),
> the second landscape rotated 90 degrees clockwise toward the right-hand
> margin of the printed material, the third came out rotated another 90
> degrees clockwise, in other words printed portrait right-side up with
> the bottom margin of the printed page against the bottom of the paper,
> and the fourth was again rotated 90 degrees from that in somewhere near
> the middle of the paper. I guess if I printed more pages each would keep
> rotating 90 degrees and otherwise migrating its position on the paper as
> well!
> Conclusion: Adobe Reader landscape printing in Linux, at least on Fedora
> 7, is hopelessly screwed up in either versions 7.x or 8.x.
> Alternative Forrest Gump conclusion: "Adobe Reader landscape printing is
> like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get."
> Greg

Is it possible that this is a Fedora Problem? I have never ha a problem to 
print landscape PDFs with Acrobat Reader 7.x on opensuse. Haven't tested 8.x 
yet. The standard option for printing always just worked.


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