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Re: Okular: print without scaling

On Sunday 03 July 2011, Martin Steigerwald wrote:
> Am Samstag, 2. Juli 2011 schrieb Michael Schuerig:
> > Some time ago, Okular apparently has started to scale PDF documents
> > on printouts. That may be well-intentioned, but isn't such a good
> > idea when printing official forms. Adobe Reader has options to
> > control scaling, including one to turn it off. Are there similar
> > settings somewhere in Okular that I have just missed?
> Hmmm, I never saw Okular scaling a PDF print here so far. Also I do
> not see any settings related to scaling. Neither in Okular´s print
> dialog nor in the driver related settings. I am using a HP OfficeJet
> 5610 with hplip.

I'm printing on a Lexmark C544 using the Lexmark-provided PPD. Through 
CUPS, of course.

The KDE print dialog does not contain anything related to scaling. The 
printer properties accessible through this dialog just mirror the 
settings contained in the PPD and there isn't anything related to 
scaling either.

Another thing I forgot to mention: when I choose "Print to File (PDF)", 
i.e., the PDF-printing provided by KDE, not CUPS, there is no scaling. 
(CUPS PDF-printing just gives a blank page.)

> So what ever lets PDF be scaled on your setup, it might not be
> Okular. Or at least Okular doesn´t scale by default everywhere. Here
> it almost certainly doesn´t.

I was prepared to put the blame on the PPD or the printer. However, 
Adobe Reader has no such problems when printing to the same printer and, 
presumably, using the same PPD.


Michael Schuerig

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