PDF printouts with no top margin?

Domingo Becker domingobecker at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 14:15:24 UTC 2011


2011/9/27 Tomasz Torcz <tomek at pipebreaker.pl>:
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 04:40:00PM -0300, Horst H. von Brand wrote:
>> I'm running Fedora 15 on x86_64, up to date, with JNovy's TeXlive (but that
>> one doesn't seem to be at fault).
>>
>> Printing PDFs created by pdflatex (even oldish ones) on a HP LaserJet
>> m1522nf MFP over the 'net gives me pages that start on flush top, any top
>> margin setting via the geometry package has no visible efect. A very old
>> PDF generated by OOo 1.1.0 in 2004 shows a similar lack of top margin when
>> printed (an inch or so loped off the top). evince or xpdf show the PDF
>> files with normal top margins.
>
>
>  Oh wow, and I thought my old printer started to load paper incorrectly.
> I see the same symptom with HP LaserJet 6L.  Printer is net shared from
> F15.  Documents are printed from F16 (PDFs from Evince) and Ubuntu 11.04
> (documents from LibreOffice).  Top margin is missing.
>

Not only top margin, but whatever whitespace you put in the document
at the beginning.
I tried adding new lines in a writer document at the beginning and the
printer ignores them too.

I saw it in a F15 i686 with an HP LaserJet 1150 using hplip.
Then I took the printer to an F14 i686 and I've got the same results.
It is strange that from the F14 printing through the network to an F13
with HP LaserJet M1120  using hplip prints well the same document.

I'll comment in the bug.

Domingo Becker


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