Bug 403148

Summary: Cannot print in original size to paper printer
Product: [Applications] okular Reporter: Henning <h.lorch>
Component: printingAssignee: Okular developers <okular-devel>
Severity: normal CC: nate, oliver.sander
Priority: NOR    
Version: 1.4.3   
Target Milestone: ---   
Platform: Kubuntu   
OS: Linux   
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Description Henning 2019-01-12 17:40:25 UTC
- With Okular, I am not able to print a pdf (page size A4) in 100% on my paper printer. My printer is a Brother MFC9142CDN, CUPS wrapper, network printer. It always scales to the printable area.
- LibreOffice is able to print in original size. Yet I had to install the manufacturer's proprietary printer driver (with CUPS wrapper) to be able to get an originally sized output.
- Other pdf viewers, e.g. evince, also fail.
- Printing to a pdf file in KDE always works fine.

1. Install a network printer.
2. Produce a document with a graphical object in LibreOffice, export as Pdf.
3. Print from LibreOffice (set original size output) and from PDF viewer, print to printer and to Pdf file, try modifying paper margins. Measure the graphical object's size on paper with a ruler, in the printed Pdf with a Pdf viewer that features a ruler (e.g. LibreOffice Draw).

I could only succeed with printing from LibreOffice using a proprietary printer driver for my network printer.

- Scaling option in print dialog
- paper print in original size

Linux/KDE Plasma: KUbuntu 18.10 / KDE 5.13.5
(available in About System)
KDE Plasma Version: 5.13.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.50.0
Qt Version: 5.11.1

Comment 1 Oliver Sander 2019-01-15 11:44:54 UTC
Full-page printing is in the works. A bleeding-edge Okular will give you the desired option under 'PDF Options'.
Comment 2 Nate Graham 2019-01-15 16:33:20 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 348172 ***
Comment 3 Henning 2019-01-16 10:03:19 UTC
Thank you for the clarification.

Off-topic: Would you be so kind to point me to the connection between revision and version? I could not find a relation between the repo revisions, tags and the version taken from the Okular "Help/About Okular" menu (1.4.3). Thanks a lot.
Comment 4 Christoph Feck 2019-02-08 13:54:49 UTC
Henning, see https://okular.kde.org/news.php for Okular versions and KDE Applications releases.