pdfposter producing blank pages

Bug #1390534 reported by Pm on 2014-11-07
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pdfposter (Debian)
Fix Released
pdfposter (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 (Trusty); when I try to split an 17x11 PDF into 8.5x11 pages, the resulting PDFs are blank.

The command I'm using is:

   pdfposter -m 8.5x11in -p 17x11in pi-11t.pdf pi-11s.pdf

The input file (pi-11t.pdf) is produced from LibreOffice Draw as a tabloid-size image (17x11 in). The output file (pi-11s.pdf) ends up with two blank 8.5x11in pages as displayed in Acroread, Okular, and other PDF tools.

I'm attaching the pi-11t.pdf input file I used for this test. This command used to work flawlessly in previous versions of Kubuntu, so I'm not sure what might have changed.



Pm (pmichaud) wrote :
Cip Man (cipman-p) wrote :

same here on ubuntu 14.04.
all files tested produced blank pages although the output file is huge compared with the input. only a pdf with 4 lines of text got through as it should. sometimes a very small part (2%) of a pdf with a diagram got printed.

Pm (pmichaud) wrote :

Just to confirm that the same problem exists in 14.10 (Utopic).


Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in pdfposter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Chris Perver (z-chris-n) wrote :

Same problem here in Ubuntu 14.04.

I have a PDF measuring 24x17 cm I want to split into two pages of 12 x 17 cm each. Input file is 45 pages, about 300kb in size. When I use pdfposter to split it into 90 pages, the file is around 4mb but all the pages are blank.

Linuxslate (johnapf) wrote :

Same comment -- All resulting pages are blank.

I am trying to tile an A0 document onto Letter (8.5x11). I have tried all sorts of settings.

I also tried re-opening the input pdf in The GIMP, and re-writting it.

In all cases/all documents, all resulting pages are blank.

Changed in pdfposter (Debian):
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in pdfposter (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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