default CUPS printing format Re: [PATCH] fdo#44664: printer truncates Landscape orientation pages to ...

Michael Stahl mstahl at
Thu Nov 8 03:23:53 PST 2012

replying on list because there are some wider issues with this...

this patch appears to change the default format for printing via CUPS
from PDF to PostScript.  this was changed from PostScript to PDF in OOo 3.3.

apparently there are some printers or CUPS setups that don't work well
with PDF as a default, the bug appears to have a long CC: list:

but i don't think that changing the default format back to PS is the
solution here, because PDF is the designated default print format for
Linux systems:

it appears to me that there are good reasons for that; also we do not
know how many systems happen to work better with PDF as default than
with PS because we never shipped a LO version with PS as default.  i
find it quite likely that we would get many regression reports with this

but it should probably be possible to somehow change the format from PDF
to PS via the configuration for those users that are affected by current

the real fix for this is most likely to file bugs against CUPS and/or
specific printer drivers that exhibit these problems, so that we can get
to reliably working PDF printing on Linux systems in time.

On 07/11/12 23:10, Lior Kaplan (via Code Review) wrote:
> Hi,
> I have submitted a patch for review:
> To pull it, you can do:
>     git pull ssh:// refs/changes/03/1003/1
> fdo#44664: printer truncates Landscape orientation pages to Portrait dimensions
> Change-Id: I0554d38367a0b00fdc1e3b7fb72d4ad5d537a254
> ---
> M vcl/unx/generic/printer/cupsmgr.cxx
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
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