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Re: Alternative for printer-driver-cups-pdf?

On Tue, 02 May 2017 20:04:55 +0200
Felix Natter <fnatter@gmx.net> wrote:

>hello Brian,
>Brian <ad44@cityscape.co.uk> writes:
>> On Tue 02 May 2017 at 18:12:18 +0200, Felix Natter wrote:
>>> does anybody know an alternative for PDF printing (from any application
>>> that can print) to printer-driver-cups-pdf?
>>> The output of printer-driver-cups-pdf (in jessie and sid)
>>> is really bad, see:
>>> http://www2.inf.fh-brs.de/~fnatte2s/freeplane.pdf
>>> (might not be viewable by in-browser pdf-viewer, save and open with
>>> evince/okular to see the broken content: jagged edges, useless font
>>> rendering)
>>> The application I am using (Freeplane 1.6) cannot produce PDFs on its
>>> own (due to incompatibility with the new SVG rendering).
>>> There was a bug #847462, but it's resolved and didn't seem to help.
>>> Any hints?
>> brian@desktop:~$ file freeplane.pdf 
>> freeplane.pdf: PostScript document text conforming DSC level 3.0
>> Do you want to start again? :)
>I tried renaming the file to freeplane.ps, and get the same result when
>viewing with evince ;-)
>> What application produced this PostScript file?
>Freeplane, a java mind map editor. I strongly assume that this is the
>built-in java printing functionality. A screenshot of the printing
>dialog is attached.
>Thanks and Best Regards,

According to the screenshot you included, the 'Print to File' option is
checked. This is my guess as to why a postscript was produced. That option
should not be checked when printing to cups-pdf.


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