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Bug 132744 - The pdftops filter incorrectly auto-rotates pages when the user already had specified the proper orientation
The pdftops filter incorrectly auto-rotates pages when the user already had s...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: cups (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2004-09-16 12:56 EDT by Ernie Joynt
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-16 13:01:52 EDT
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Description Ernie Joynt 2004-09-16 12:56:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
When a user printing from a Mac OS X system sets a document to
landscape and prints it, the output is incorrectly rotated on the
output page.  Mac OS X printing system sends PDF to the print server,
then cups uses the pdftops print filter to process, then pstops print
filter is used.  Both of which are putting rotate directives in the PS
that is sent to tthe printer. This bug has been identified by the cups
development team as STR #207 and fixed in CUPS v1.1.20rc1. 


A quick but temporary fix for us was to take the pdftops filter
program from a Fedore Core 2 install, cups-1.1.20-6 and put  it at

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. on a Mac OS X client in TextEdit create a document 
2. set page orientation to landscape
3. print

Actual Results:  the printed text is in landscape orientation but the
paper is in portrait oreintation.  The printed text is at 90 degrees
to the page orientation:

|text is here
|       |
|       |
|       |

Expected Results:  the printed text should be properly aligned with
the page orientation in landscape mode.

|text is here |
|             |
|             |

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