[Kde-print-devel] [Bug 103666] [KDE4] facilitate margin adjustment for double-sided printing

Kurt Bennater curdy at schlundmail.net
Sun Jan 14 11:51:40 CET 2007

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------- Additional Comments From curdy schlundmail net  2007-01-14 11:51 -------
Thanks a lot for the answer. My fault, I know now that 2-up printing was what I meant when I wrote this bug report :) . I was thinking of some kind of thumbnail preview in kprinter which would allow for clicking into it and pulling up some rectangle which would be the part of the page that is actually printed. Kprinter could internally call pstops (from psutils) with the parameters obtained this way. This could work with 1-up and also if you additionally choose 2-up printing.

In the meantime, I found a solution for DSC conforming PS files: I use a customized version of the perl script impose by Dov Grobgeld (http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/impose/) which automatically detects the bounding box and calls pstops for 2-up printing. I wrote a filter for kdeprint; this makes it already quite comfortable.

However, the option to draw the bounding box to be used for resizing would still be great since automatic detection does not work with, e.g., scanned texts (which are quite common in scientific archives) and some PDF files.

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