Print Preview Pages do not show Page Allignment

Bug #555657 reported by M.Saad Siddiqui on 2010-04-05
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
evince (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evince

There is problem with printing of a PDF document. The document pages do not get aligned like in Adobe Reader. Pages get aligned in a frustrating manner. After printout, we get 2nd page before each 1st page!

Also the print preview facility is ugly. The print preview should show all the pages and their alignment, and not the individual pages themselves. Within print preview, large size thumbnails of pages should be shown with their proper alignment as selected from the print dialog like if "Right to Left, Top to Bottom" was selected, then the print preview show show this alignment during preview.

The alignment options given in print dialog seems faulty or missing. If any "Page Ordering" option is selected, it shows pages in a vertical order like:
1 2 3
4 5 6

Question: What if I don't want my document pages printed horizontally?

I wanted my document pages printed vertically, like:
1 2
3 4
5 6

I have done this type of printing a lot via Adobe Reader, but using Evince, I was unable to print-out my pages in this order/alignment.

release of Ubuntu: 9.10 Karmic Koala i386
version of the package: 2.28.1

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: 31179cff91fa79848b8bbd3bce772533
CheckboxSystem: abf102d6ef41328208f5c1554651535a
Date: Mon Apr 5 20:48:43 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/evince
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
Package: evince 2.28.1-0ubuntu1.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-17.54-generic
SourcePackage: evince
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-17-generic i686

M.Saad Siddiqui (virtual-saad) wrote :
ThorX89 (thorx89) wrote :

The previous print preview was a lot better than that in Lucid Lynx.
What it used to do was that it practically made a new pdf and opened it in another window that had all the toolbars and accessories of a normal evince window.
That was really great. Because when I wanted to print two pages on a single sheet of paper and then print every odd page of this set of double-pages, I could use the preview feature as an intermediary.
That's now impossible since the new preview allows no further options on printing.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, it has been some time without any response or feedback in this bug report and we are wondering if this is still an issue for you with the latest release of Ubuntu the Natty Narwhal, May you please test with that version and comment back if you're still having or not the issue? Please have a look at to know how to install that version.Thanks in advance.

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

We're closing this bug since it is has been some time with no response from the original reporter. However, if the issue still exists please feel free to reopen with the requested information. Also, if you could, please test against the latest development version of Ubuntu, since this confirms the bug is one we may be able to pass upstream for help.

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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