Printing PDF documents from kghostview generates very large print files
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Fri Sep 5 15:37:09 BST 2003
Keith Refson wrote:
> I frequently need to print PDF documents on our double-sided HP
> laserjet 8100 PostScript printer. When I do this the size of t he
> print file is frequently very large -- 50-100MB even though th
> original PDF was < 2MB in size. This usually causes the print to fail
> as the printer itself runs out of memory.
> Identical PDF files print perfectly well from Adobe Acrobat reader,
> generating quite small files.
> I suspect that the PDF->PostScript conversion in the print from
> kghostview is producing level 1 PostScript. Since this printer
> supports lev el 2 I wish to try this.
> Which software component invioked by "print from kghostview" is
> responsible for converting PDF -> PS? How can this be configured? I
> know the ghostscript string to use but not where this is configured.
Settings => Configure KGhostView
Select "Ghostscript" in the tree and the GhostScript command line arguments
are right there.
Why the files get so large is another question. But, I think that it is
strictly a GS::pswrite issue.
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