[scribus] printing landscape
gpittman at iglou.com
Fri Oct 26 00:32:16 UTC 2012
Here are some observations about printing landscape orientation directly
If you have a page oriented in a landscape fashion in Scribus, when you
print in a normal (i.e., portrait) manner, it will print in a landscape
way. In other words, the right hand side of the page as displayed comes
out the printer first. If you set for a landscape mode of printing, it
comes out the printer as a portrait printing, i.e., the top of your
landscape-oriented page comes out the printer first. This seems to be
true for whatever OS you are using.
On Fedora, for the most part I have to use an alternative printer
command (I use lpr), and in this case you see a similar phenomenon,
using either the default option (equivalent to '-o portrait'), or use
'-o landscape'. A landscape-oriented page comes out in a landscape way
(right side of the page first) if you use '-o portrait', but a
portrait-oriented page requires you to specify '-o landscape' for the
page to come out in a landscape way (right side of the page first).
So although it's quirky, it is possible to control the printing
orientation. You just have to experiment.
Addendum - more weirdness
If you have a page already in a portrait orientation, and you go to File
> Document Setup and switch to landscape, this will only apply to new
pages you create, and does not affect the existing page(s).
So I just now started with a one-page document in portrait orientation,
switched to landscape in Document Settings, then added a page. Then I
printed the entire document with 'lpr -o landscape' from Scribus. The
first page came out right side of the page first, the second page came
out bottom side first!
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