PDF printing to various paper sizes

Helge Blischke h.blischke at srz.de
Thu Apr 7 10:42:12 PDT 2005

listrcv at condor-werke.com wrote:
> Hi,
> it seems that generating PDF files via the PDF printer works only for the A4 paper size. If a client (Windoze) requests a larger size, like ISO A0, cups still makes a PDF file of A4 size.
> How can I get a couple of other sizes, i. e. A0 through A4? If this can´t be done with a single PDF printer, I won´t mind setting up a seperate printer for each size needed. But how could I make them so that they use the paper size they should instead of A4?
> GH

You are obviously using the pdf shell script backend. 
In the section containing the user settable parameters there is a line

_gsopt=" -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress -sPAPERSIZE=a4"

chamge it to

_gsopt=" -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress"

Thus the media size will be determined by the appropriate statements in
the original 
PS job or, if those are missing, by the defaults inserted by the pstops


Helge Blischke
SRZ Berlin | Firmengruppe besscom

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