I print my document (pdf), selecting any of the scaling options, and they have zero effect. Everything comes out the same size. In this particular case too small in the middle of the page with pointlessly big margins.
Does it work if you select "Options >> -> PDF Settings -> Convert to bitmap"?
Thanks in advance for your answer.
print:options>>options tab doesn't have a setting "convert to bitmap"
print:options>>PDF options has a "force rasterisation" (which I assume is the same thing convert to bitmap)
Selecting "force rasterisation" makes the scaling work as expected
*** Bug 442775 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
A possibly relevant merge request was started @ https://invent.kde.org/graphics/okular/-/merge_requests/487
The related merge request doesn't seem so great. Is it possible to scale the print without rasterising? Rasterisation is a tangential goal to scaling a print.
Currently, no. If in the future we implement scaling without requiring rasterization, we can revert the change (if it's merged, of course).
Git commit 51d91bfdcb2962d9e16423359f13c22ad5fa0f17 by Nate Graham.
Committed on 23/09/2021 at 21:19.
Pushed by ngraham into branch 'release/21.08'.
Automatically enable and disable "Force Rasterization" when required
Okular implements various print scaling options that require the use of
the "Force rasterization" feature or else they have no effect. However
this is not communicated in the UI anywhere or handled automatically,
leading to users being confused and frustrated when the print scaling
option they chose didn't work. It wastes paper too.
This commit causes the "Force rasterization" checkbox to become checked
automatically whenever the user selects a print scaling option that
requires it, and unchecked if they return to the default scaling mode
that does not require it.
M +5 -0 generators/poppler/generator_pdf.cpp
Thank you very much, Nate!