Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 137243
Print too small in rhel-ig-s390(EN)-Print-RHI (2004-09-24T13:10)
Last modified: 2014-08-04 18:15:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
Print is too small to read easily in the Redhat Installation Gide for
the IBM@S390 and IBM eServer zSeries Architecture. It should be a few
points larger to be more readable.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: Type is abnormally small.
Expected Results: Type font should be a few points larger (looks like
8 point, should be 10 or 12 point?)
Reassigning to stylesheets technical lead.
Unfortunately, due to page count restrictions and stringent
deliverable requirements, we cannot fulfill your request for this
release. However, we will introduce this issue in upcoming product
documentation planning meetings.
Thank you very much for your request. We appreciate the feedback and
will try to incorporate it in future releases.
You could get it down to one page if you use small enough print, but
this seems to be a bit absurd. The book is virtually useless when you
print it and try to read it with the font size you are using. I don't
see where the number of pages should be a restriction!
I don't see where the page count should be a restriction. You could
get it down to one page if you used a font small enough, but it would
be pretty useless. As it stands now, the font size is so small that
it is difficult to read when you print the PDF. There's a reason that
books use a few standard font sizes - so people can read them, not
count the pages!
I understand your argument, and I apologize for any inconvenience.
Our PDFs are built to conform to stringent publishing dimensions and
page counts; and our documentation toolchain conforms to those size
requirements, whether the PDF is for digital distribution or print
There are ways to make the print output of the PDF file scale to
larger paper sizes and, thus, yield larger and more readable output.
For example, you can use the Adobe Acrobat Reader print dialog to
check the "Expand small pages to paper size" checkbox, which scales
and prints the PDF output to conform to your paper size.
If you are using a Linux distribution to print the PDF file, you can
use the following command to convert the pdf to a PostScript file that
expands the PDF dimensions to fit your print paper size:
pdftops -paper letter -expand rhel-ig-x8664-en.pdf
Then you can print the resulting Postscript document using lpr:
Thanks again for your feedback. We will certainly add PDF size and
print issues to our agendas for next release.