pdfs are printed a bit smaller than original, also in preview

Bug #483193 reported by Bjoern on 2009-11-15
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
evince (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evince

Actually I'm not quite sure if the bug is in evince.
If you open a pdf-file in evince and print it, it is a bit smaller than it original was, about 95% or so. That is even in the preview. Same thing occurs if you print the pdf with gimp with the normal print dialog (with the gutenberg dialog it seems to be a bit better but also to small). And since the preview is in evince I thougt it might be in evince but could also be in the GNOME printing system.
On the other side if you print the pdf with "lp filename.pdf" it is o.k. so it seems not to be a bug in CUPS, the error also does not come if you print with OpenOffice.
I have an HP 4P printer. I have tested the problem with the following drivers (seems no difference):
HP LaserJet 4P - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.4
HP LaserJet 4P Foomatic/lj4dith
HP LaserJet 4P Foomatic/ljet4
Generic PCL 5e Printer Foomatic/ljet4d
Generic PCL 5e Printer Foomatic/hpijs-pcl5e

In earlier Versions of Ubuntu (8.10 or 8.04, I don't know anymore) that was o.k. with the ljet4-driver; with the Gutenprint-driver there was a little offset to the right (or left?)

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Nov 15 18:56:14 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/evince-previewer
Package: evince 2.28.1-0ubuntu1.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-9.152-rt
SourcePackage: evince
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-9-rt x86_64

Bjoern (mail-bfay) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

could you take an screenshot of the preview and attach an example document to the report? Thanks.

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Bjoern (mail-bfay) wrote :

Here is a screenshot which shows the original pdf on the left and the preview on the right. The printout looks like the preview.

Bjoern (mail-bfay) wrote :

Oh, ... and the original pdf-file.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

seems similar to bug #430811 which should be fixed now

Bjoern (mail-bfay) wrote :

Similar, maybe. But it isn't fixed yet, at least not my bug. Checked before 5 minutes.

Hi Bjoern,

Ubuntu 9.10 is no longer supported.
I tested in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and see no problem anymore, also the bugzilla bug has been fixed.
Therefore I will close this old bug as Fix Released, feel free to reopen if you still have the problem.

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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