Printing to a pdf in portrait mode from evince fails if paper is wider than it is tall

Bug #256736 reported by Fred LeMaster on 2008-08-10
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Evince
Expired
Medium
evince (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evince

If you create a custom paper type where the page width is larger than the page height evince will always orient the paper so that the longer dimension is the height. Switching the orientaion to lansdcape will make the dimensons correct but then the pdf file is sideways.

To replicate:
Try creating a custom paper type that is 5 in x 3 in. Print a document that is wider than it is tall. The resulting pdf file will have your content jammed at the top of a page that is 3 in x 5 in.

This is in Hardy Heron evince-2.22.2-0ubuntu1

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Aug 10 14:31:08 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/evince
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: evince 2.22.2-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/home/username/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: evince
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic i686

Fred LeMaster (fred-lemaster) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for your bug report, that seems to be an upstream issue, could you open it on bugzilla.gnome.org too?

Changed in evince:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low

Sure, should I reference this bugreport?

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 3:55 AM, Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> wrote:
> thank you for your bug report, that seems to be an upstream issue, could
> you open it on bugzilla.gnome.org too?
>
> ** Changed in: evince (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided => Low
> Assignee: (unassigned) => Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
>
> --
> Printing to a pdf in portrait mode from evince fails if paper is wider than it is tall
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/256736
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in "evince" source package in Ubuntu: New
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: evince
>
> If you create a custom paper type where the page width is larger than the page height evince will always orient the paper so that the longer dimension is the height. Switching the orientaion to lansdcape will make the dimensons correct but then the pdf file is sideways.
>
> To replicate:
> Try creating a custom paper type that is 5 in x 3 in. Print a document that is wider than it is tall. The resulting pdf file will have your content jammed at the top of a page that is 3 in x 5 in.
>
> This is in Hardy Heron evince-2.22.2-0ubuntu1
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> Architecture: i386
> Date: Sun Aug 10 14:31:08 2008
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
> ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/evince
> NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
> Package: evince 2.22.2-0ubuntu1
> PackageArchitecture: i386
> ProcEnviron:
> PATH=/home/username/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: evince
> Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic i686
>

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

right, launchpad allows to watch upstream bugs, what is the bugzilla url?

Fred LeMaster (fred-lemaster) wrote :

I have reported this to bugzilla.gnome.org.
The url is http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=552182

On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 2:06 AM, Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> wrote:
> right, launchpad allows to watch upstream bugs, what is the bugzilla
> url?

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to gnome. I've added a bug watch to the upstream report. For future reference you can learn more about bug watches at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Watches .

Thanks again for your help.

Changed in evince:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in evince:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in evince:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in evince:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in evince:
status: Incomplete → Expired

Fred LeMaster, thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu. Hardy Desktop reached EOL on May 12, 2011.
See this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

Is this an issue on a supported release? If so, could you please attach an example PDF, and execute the following via a terminal as it will attach necessary debugging information:
apport-collect 256736

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
status: Triaged → Incomplete
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