[jp] Calendar Printing

TR tmst at nethere.com
Wed Mar 8 12:10:26 EST 2006

On Tuesday 07 March 2006 12:24, Colin Brough wrote:
> > When printing either the weekly or monthly calendar, regardless of
> > whether I send the Postscript directly to the printer or to a file,
> > the output is far too large to fit on a single page.
> >
> > My current workaround is to then print the PS file to a PDF file,
> > which I then open in Acrobat and click "shrink to page", which
> > works, but...
> >
> > After searching the mailing lists, I could only find
> > font problems addressed.
> Well, I originally wrote the week and month printing code, and I've
> never seen a report like this...
> What size of page are you trying to print to?
> What print command are you using? (lpr, cat > file.ps, ...)
> Could you send me an example of the PostScript? (say a blank week or
> month in 2010 or whenever you don't have any appointments!)
> What PostScript interpreter are you using? (Is the printer native
> PostScript, or is CUPS using ghostscript or something to convert to
> the printer's native format?) When you say "print the PS file to a PDF
> file", how are you doing that? ps2pdf at the command line? And what
> page size does Acrobat report the imported PDF file as having?
> Cheers
> Colin
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> Colin Brough                             Colin.Brough at blueyonder.co.uk
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I appreciate the info. It's given me some things to check out.

I'm trying to print to U.S. letter. I've got an HP LaserJet 4L. When I use 
either "cat > file.ps" or "lpr", the output is the same (see week.ps).

The CUPS server is selected in the printer configuration (see 

I'm opening the ps file in Ghostscript and printing to PDF from there (in my 
workaround). Strangely, Acrobat reports the page size as A4 (see attached 

Thanks, again.


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