[scribus] Roger's PDF problem
stantontas at fastmail.co.uk
Wed Jun 11 18:19:56 CEST 2008
Have you looked at the "Bleed" values? Make sure they are 0 all the way
I had a similar issue (ages ago) which seemed to be down to "Bleed"
numbers of around 30pt.
The Bleed settings are in Scribus's Print or Page Setup or Printer Setup
dialogue. Apologies for the vagueness, but I think this has moved
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2008 17:07:33 +1000
From: Roger <hovergo at net-tech.com.au>
Subject: [scribus] PDF Problem
To: Scribus List <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
Message-ID: <484B8535.8050404 at net-tech.com.au>
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Exporting a page to pdf works and the pdf displays on the monitor correctly
however when printing, the page is moved 12-15 mm up and 14-16 mm to the
To check I made 6 rectangles of different colours, no fill, just
3 mm smaller than the previous.
First is 5 mm inside the page edge.
Printing, the hard copy is full left and top justified with huge (25mm plus)
margins on right and bottom of page.
I moved the whole scrbus page to the right and down but hard copy
not print over the invisible border.
This problem does not display in Scribus if I insert the page as pdf, nor in
kpdf, nor Document Viewer. Only as printed hard copy.
I have checked ppd files, tried cups print.
The ppd file shows:
*PageSize A4/A4: "<</PageSize[595 842]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageRegion A4/A4: "<</PageSize[595 842]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*ImageableArea A4/A4: "0 0 595 842"
*PaperDimension A4/A4: "595 842"
I use Linux FC8, intel mb P4 CPU Fuji Xerox color laser printer. Scribus
Document Viewer reports:
Creator: cairo 1.4.14 (http://cairographics.org)
Producer: cairo 1.4.14 (http://cairographics.org)
I yum updated cairo along with other files about a 2weeks ago.
The only way I can successfully print the page is to export the page as svg,
open in inkscape and print from that, works exactly as shown on the Scribus
document. and uses the same ppd file.
In Gimp Gutenprint the images and text are blurred.
I doubt it's the ppd file causing the difficulty.
I have to send the pdf's to the proof readers in a couple of days and
have the same problem of displaced border sizes.
It does not appear to be a Scribus problem. But don't know.
I do not know how to set the page properties of a pdf to move the
I did not have the problem in Scribus 1.3.4 or 1.3.11 but cannot for now
back to these due to time constraints.
I am completely stumped.
Can anyone help please.
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