Feature request: add support for defining overlap

Bug #900231 reported by Mikko Rantalainen on 2011-12-05
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pdfposter (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

pdfposter does not allow defining user adjustable overlap for individual sheets.

Perhaps patch at http://pdfposter.origo.ethz.ch/node/39 could be included in Ubuntu version?

(It would be even better to be able to define printable area for the printer but I'm not aware of a patch to do that. A workaround is desribed at http://leolca.blogspot.com/2010/06/pdfposter.html)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: pdfposter 0.4.4-2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-35.78-preempt
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-35-preempt x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CheckboxSubmission: f0bf0101e3df07a87acfbc156f0db03d
CheckboxSystem: b5acb6c9ca4017b1d44043910f45329d
Date: Mon Dec 5 12:46:03 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release Candidate amd64 (20091020.3)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: pdfposter

Mikko Rantalainen (mira) wrote :
Mikko Rantalainen (mira) wrote :
Mikko Rantalainen (mira) wrote :

especially reply #3, issue 1: printer margin needs an implementation. Reply #6 on the same page seems to suggest that the attached patch implements some/all the required parts.

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tags: added: patch
Erik Streb (wicking) wrote :

It seems that the author is working on this feature: https://gitorious.org/pdftools/pdfposter/commits/feature/overlap

Erik Streb (wicking) wrote :

By the way: The project has a new website: http://pythonhosted.org/pdftools.pdfposter

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in pdfposter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

One can workaround this, by using the "shrink to printable area" print feature in acroread, but only if the measures do not need to be stay the same (i.e. this is no option if you want to print models and the like).

Darshaka Pathirana (dpat) wrote :

JFTR: Upstream seems to track this issue here:


(after moving their issue-tracker to gitlab)

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