Re: Flash is open?
On Sat, 15 May 2010 08:52:21 -0400, John A. Sullivan III wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-05-15 at 10:05 +0000, Camaleón wrote:
>> Linux PDF "readers" are in a very good shape. In fact, I don't even
>> have Acrobat Reader installed on my linux systems.
> I thought this, too, until recently when working with companies which
> use PDF heavily. I had always used KPDF as it seemed so much lighter
> and faster than acroread. However, it has only a very small portion of
> the full functionality of acroread. I had never noticed but our clients
Acrobat Reader for linux has some nice features, I agree. One of them is
the ability to print brochures and booklets in a easy way.
But is so "bloat" that I have discarded from any of my linux systems and
use Evince almost exclusively (before Evince I was very happy with KPDF).
On windows I try to install Foxit Reader or something similar.
> It's everything from small things (like mousing into to lower left
> corner and seeing the document size -very handy for non-standard sizes
> such as construction drawings) to the massive printing problem that
> afflicts all other Linux pdf readers - at least in Lenny, no pdf reader
> could print non-default print sizes. No matter what we did, every
> single PDF reader we tried insisted on printing to the default paper
> size. Apparently this is a well known bug from the hours of searching
> we did. Only acroread would let our client print their construction
> drawings without shrinking them down letter or A4 size - John
Mmmm... I'm not sure to fully understand the problem :-?
I have a PDF file sized "prc5 Envelope, Landscape (220 x 110 mm)" which I
open with Evince (2.22.2). Then I send the document for printing with any
of our HP laserjet printers using the envelope feeder. I put the envelope
in the tray, from Evince I go under "File / Printer settings" and from
"Paper size" dropdown menu I choose "DL Envelope". The output is printed
correctly, obeying the size of the printed media (DL envelope) and fiting
the text correctly into it.
Is that what are you referring about or are you (or your clients)
experiencig another problem?