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On 03/24/2014 02:45 PM, Paul D. Mirowsky wrote:

On 3/24/2014 1:15 PM, Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:
CUPS since it only creates a portrait formatted page output.

Just ran a test printing in Landscape from LibreOffice Writer Version: on Windows 7 Pro 64bit with "HP Universal Printing PS" driver to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using CUPS-PDF printer set to "Automatic Orientation".

It generated a Landscape PDF that states 11 x 8.5 in properties.

Are you in linux only?

Well, The last time I tried a landscape page through CUPS-PDF, the file was in Portrait but the page was in Landscape so you have to read it sideways if you wanted to read it through the PDF viewer. Printed page fine, viewed as a file, not fine.

I have it set for automatic orientation. But it does not seem to create a landscape viewable file to read via a PDF viewer. Prints a landscape document just fine, since you are actually printing a landscape page on paper running through the printer in a portrait orientation.

I use
Ubuntu 12.xx to 13.10 and Linux Mint 16 - both mate  -- CUPS-PDF printer
Windows XP and Win7[64-bit]  --  doPDF for the PDf printer [free]

I have not set my HP printers [laser and wide-format inkjet] up for "Universal PS", but either PDF driver or Level 3 Postscript driver. Same settings with my Canon inkjets.

EXPORT to PDF within LO will create a readable file in the orientation of the document, not the paper path of the printer. So if you have a document that is 11x8.5 due to the content in the page, you can see it properly as a landscape document. CUPS-PDF cannot do that, or so my testing tells me.

SO, that is why I would love to have the option to embed all the used fonts in the document. It solves the output orientation issues that I have with CUPS-PDF. I would like my landscape documents readable in that orientation in a PDF viewer by the people I send the documents too and have all of the special fonts included. Right now I do not have that option. The reader needs to print the landscape document out to read it in the CUPS option or not use the special fonts for the Export option.

See my problem[s]?

I tend not to use my Win7 boot of my laptops, or my laptops at all, for any real document creation and editing. Everything is done on my desktop, which is currently Mint 16. [later it should go to Ubuntu 14.04LTS]. That is where I have all my data, images, etc., stored - on three 2-TB internal drives formatted to Linux's ext3 or ext4 format. [have three USB 2-TB as backup drives formated the same]

So if I went to Win7, I would have to do a lot of saving onto flash drives to do the work on the laptop's Win7 OS boot, or even their Ubuntu 13.xx/14.xx boots. I tend not to move my backup drives from their resting spot near the desktop.

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