[cups.general] Scale documents from one page size to an other
adyas at linalis.com
Fri Nov 23 01:17:49 PST 2012
Thanks for your reply. We tried this, but quickly ran into an other problem, that printer instances are not available from most applications. This in itself is a show stopper. To explain - I create an instance using the lpoptions command line. The printer instance is available from OpenOffice, but not from Firefox, or a number of other applications. Even the Ubuntu printer management dialogues are inconsistent, one will show the printer instance, the other will not. I tried restarting cups, and even rebooting, but to no avail.
Having Googled the problem it seems we are not alone, CUPs printer instances are not fully supported. So we are stopping this line of investigation.
I will post a new question to the group for advice on a better way to achive our goal.
Thanks for your help.
Alex Dyas, Manager - Systems Administration
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----- Original Message -----
> From: "Helge Blischke" <h.blischke at acm.org>
> To: cups at easysw.com
> Sent: Friday, 2 November, 2012 5:54:42 PM
> Subject: Re: [cups.general] Scale documents from one page size to an other
> Alex Dyas wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Env - Ubuntu 12.04, Cups 1.5.3
> > I have successfully managed to use the lpr command to print an A4
> > PDF
> > scaled up to A3 paper using this command :
> > $ lpr -o fitplot -o media=A3 someA4file.pdf
> > What I would like is this flexibility available from any GUI
> > application.
> > Meaning that no matter what size the page has been defined as in the
> > application, that the user may print it scaled up, or down, to any
> > other
> > size paper.
> > I have looked at using the lpoptions command, and creating a new
> > instance
> > of the printer with these options hard coded:
> > $ lpoptions -p
> > Hewlett-Packard-HP-Color-LaserJet-CP5520-Series-2-Socket/a42a3 -o
> > fitplot
> > -o media=A3
> > But this doesn't work, the pages always come out unscaled even when
> > directed to A3 paper. I have checked in /etc/cups/lpoptions and the
> > options are there.
> > Can anyone suggest what I'm doing wrong, or an other approach? This
> > has
> > to be application agnostic.
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Alex
> It depends on the filter chain involved if you will have a chance to
> the scale to fit behaviour.
> Set the log level to debug (cupsctl --debug-logging), print a test
> PDF, and
> post (an URL to) the portion of the error_log that contains all the
> related to the testjob.
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