Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 173026
Would like the "Printing Manager" to accomodate scaling
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:16 EST
Description of problem:
I've got a pdf document that prints ridiculously small. I'd like to scale it
up in print size when I print it on my lexmark laser printer.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm -q cups
I dunno the name of the print manager exe to get the version of it. I think it
is kdeprint and I think it is part of kdelibs. Not sure. I'm running
kde3.4.3-fc4, updated via repositories.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open print manager from pdf viewer. (any of them)
3. Try enter "scaling", "125" into "Additional Tags" fields
1) Page prints as normal.
1) Page prints 25% larger.
I suspect this value is supposed to be added in "Driver Settings" in printer
Options, but I cannot figure out how to add another field for scaling. It
would be nice if it was there to begin with as most laser printers allow
Kudos to the person who wrote help for kdeprint(manager). Lots of interesting
info in there explaining things.
This page shows how to scale manually using lp/lpr commands:
http://www.cups.org/doc-1.1/sum.html#4_5_2 You probably know this stuff !
I also find it confusing to know the difference between the "Additional Tags",
"Driver settings" and "Filters". Are "Driver Settings" really lpr options ?
BTW: the printing system in Linux is generally excellent, especially with the
later kernels that find the printers properly. (!) Well done.
I tried printing the document to a ps file and then manually setting up the
scaling as follows:
lpr -o scaling=125 testprint.ps
lpr -o scaling=150 -o sides=two-sided-short-edge -o number-up=2 testprint.ps
Both of these commands work as expected, ie print the page as expected, except
for the scaling component.
My printer driver is a Lexmark Optra S 1855 installed on /dev/lp0
Maybe this printer doesn't handle the scaling option ?
I know that the printer itself does handle scaling because we used to do it
from Windows. Not that we would ever go back to Windows !
Try 'fitplot=true'. This should scale the PDF to fit the page.