[scribus] Top & left printer margins too large

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sun May 9 18:41:12 CEST 2010

On 05/09/2010 06:34 AM, John Batistic wrote:
> Hi
> I have been running Scribus on OpenSuse11.2 without any problems.
> A new install on Ubuntu 10.4 of scribus will not print to the correct
> position on the page.
> Top and left margins print at about 40 MM and the bottom right
> corner is off the page which means I can't print anything useful.
> Printer margins in the document are set to 12 p.
> I get the same result on an HP 3052 and a KONICA MINOLTA magicolor 2550 with a
> new document or an existing one. landscape or portrait.
> There is no problem with either of the printers using any other program to
> print with (OpenOffice etc) and if I boot Opensuse, Scribus prints fine.
> This is my second posting. No response the first time.
> Any help appreciated

This is a phenomenon I am seeing at times with Fedora as well, though I 
can't say that it is unique to Scribus. The main problem I have had with 
Scribus on Fedora has typically been needing to use an alternative print 
command just to get printing to work, and this does seem to be unique to 
Scribus. It may have something to do with changes in CUPS that Scribus 
hasn't kept up with.

As far as working around this, you could try fiddling with the Job 
Options in CUPS (presuming that's what you're using) or see if they have 
some weird values. AFAICT, you don't have access to this from the 
Scribus Print dialog.

With or without fiddling to figure out values, you could then use an 
alternative printer command such as lpr, then add options, e.g. '-o 
page-top=N -o page-left=N' where N is your correction in points. 
Although obviously a PITA, once you figure this out, then the command 
should be saved in Scribus for future use.


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