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Old 07-17-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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cups-pdf page size


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I have a CentOS6 box set up with samba and installed cups-pdf. I got Win7 and XP boxes downloading the drivers automatically (no small feat) using the manual method described in Samba docs. Printer is shared, shows up in all my Win boxes. Only works for letter sized prints. I was hoping to use it to print AutoCAD drawings full sized. If I select letter and fit to page in AutoCAD it works. But if I try to used ARCH D or ARCH E size, I see it spooling and then nothing. No error in the log, no PDF in the out directory. I've tried changing the default paper size in the web interface, makes no difference.
 
Old 07-19-2012, 01:36 AM   #2
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First, a disclaimer. I use cups-pdf, but I have no experience with supporting large paper sizes.

What is the printer driver that you are installing on the Win7 and XP boxes? Does it support PS output for the ARCH D and ARCH E paper sizes?

According to post #17 here http://www.bricsys.com/common/suppor...d.jsp?id=13669
the HP DesignJet 800PS driver works well.
 
Old 07-19-2012, 09:20 AM   #3
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At the moment, I have the Adobe drivers that come with windows 7 running. I have both 32 and 64 bit versions loaded on the server and set up to download automatically. I tried the DesignJet 800PS driver because I actually have a DJ 500 in my office and am familiar with it, know it is capable of printing large paper sizes, (that what it's for, its a plotter) and the 500 and 800 are virtually the same machine. It basically did the same thing, (in AutoCAD)if you choose letter size, it made a PDF. If you choose arch D or E or any of the larger size paper, you see it appear in the spooler. It says its spooling for a while and the disappears. But when you check the output directory, there is nothing.
I also tried the cups PS driver. The 64 bit version is still beta but you can get it out of the development version of cups-pdf. I've got logging turned up to debug, but can't find anything in the log. It's as if it thinks it worked.
I tried a bunch of different drivers. Same thing, if you pick letter, it works, anything else... nothing. From inside the interface on the box itself, they large page sizes are listed, but I don't hav any applications loaded on the server that create large paper sized output. (its a server with minimal apps loaded)
 
Old 07-21-2012, 10:29 PM   #4
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My apologies for not replying sooner, but I needed to find a block of time to play with this.
I have just installed the HP DesignJet 750C/PS driver in a Windows XP machine and this setup prints the ARCH D size to the cups-pdf print queue on my Linux server.
I did have difficulty getting the printer driver to accept the ARCH D paper size as the default, rather than Letter. I needed to set the paper source as "Only One" and check the Properties -> Advanced -> Printing Defaults as well as Printing Preferences... -> Paper/Quality -> Advanced dialogs.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 08:33 AM   #5
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I appreciate you taking the time to try to diagnois this issue. Question: when you say you had difficulty getting the driver to accept ARCH D as the default paper size, do you mean the driver in XP? Where you're discribing setting the properties and preferences, again, do you mean in the properties and preferences of the interface in XP or in the web interface or desktop interface in Linux?
 
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Yes, I do mean the driver under Windows XP.
The settings are accessed by right clicking on the printer in the Windows XP Printers and Faxes window.
I think that your problems are due to the Windows drivers setup rather than with cups-pdf. You have wrestled with manual driver installation in Samba ( been there, done that :-) ), but did you follow the instructions in the Samba documentation to do the initial driver installation in Windows and get all the printer settings correct before doing the manual installation?
 
  


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