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I did some testing and see what you mean.

When printing form Windows 7 to Ubuntu everything is fine. (What I usually do.)
When printing form Ubuntu to itself, no luck (I use this very infrequently.)

I believe Ghostscript is used to generate the PDF file in Debian based linux. It may be that the call to Ghostscript from LibreOffice does not include page adjustment from the command.


* |-dAutoRotatePages=/None| -- retains orientation of each page;
* |-dAutoRotatePages=/All| -- rotates all pages (or none) depending on a kind of "majority decision";
* |-dAutoRotatePages=/PageByPage| -- auto-rotates pages individually.


Although the following is in reference to Windows, the hand-off may be the similar.

Ghostscript attempts to set the Windows printer page size and orientation to match that expected by Ghostscript, but doesn't always succeed. It uses this algorithm:

1. If the requested page size matches one of the Windows standard page
   sizes +/- 2mm, request that standard size.
2. Otherwise if the requested page size matches one of the Windows
   standard page sizes in landscape mode, ask for that standard size in
3. Otherwise ask for the page size by specifying only its dimensions.
4. Merge the requests above with the defaults. If the printer driver
   ignores the requested paper size, no error is generated: it will
   print on the wrong paper size.
5. Open the Windows printer with the merged orientation and size.

The Ghostscript physical device size is updated to match the Windows printer physical device.


Regretfully I do not know enough to assist further in linux.

On 3/24/2014 3:15 PM, Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:
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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