kpdf vs Adobe Reader

D. Michael McIntyre michael.mcintyre at
Fri Sep 21 01:26:33 UTC 2007

On Thursday 20 September 2007, Paul S wrote:
> OK, I'll give kpdf another try.  The last time I tried it was too big
> (cut off the margins).

OK now, that sounds plausible given what I just reported.  Mine was just a 
little too big too.  Come to think of it, I did have margin problems with my 
Brother HL-1440, using the "hl-1250 (recommended)" driver.  I remember some 
forms I used to print for work where I had to set the scaling in to around 98% to get them to fit correctly, for example.

I have a HL-5170DN now, and I run it with the PPD that came off the Windows 
CD, in PostScript compatibility mode.  Any margin problems I have are, um, 
marginal now, and I'm getting along with the printer famously.

So there might be room to say your particular printer might have something to 
do with this, and/or especially some interaction between it and KDE, since 
the Adobe product doesn't seem to suffer the same ill.  The Adobe software 
isn't using KDE's printing backend.  Maybe therein lies the problem, and 
there might even be a real bug here.

Dunno, man.

D. Michael McIntyre 

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