[xubuntu-users] SimpleScan paper size issue in Xubuntu 20.04.2

François P. Rotzinger Am843 at gmx.ch
Tue Feb 16 09:57:35 UTC 2021

With "paperconfig", you can set the papersize system-wide.

Good luck,


On 2/16/21 04:05, MR ZenWiz wrote:
> Since Xubuntu 20.04 came out, the built in SimpleScan utility, now
> called Document Scanner, has been giving me headaches with its new
> layout.
> The one that really eludes me is the paper size preference.
> I found, to my delight, that I can set the Preference for paper size
> to Letter (8 1/2" x 11") and get letter-sized scans from the sheet
> feeder, instead of the "automatic," which is always legal sized even
> when the paper is not.
> I figured this would be a great default setting since I almost always
> use Letter-sized paper, until I scanned a single page - scanned the
> letter sized paper just fine, but the scanned image has 3" of black at
> the bottom to fill out the difference between letter and legal sized.
> WTF???
> If it's set for Letter sized paper, why isn't that good enough for
> both the platen scan and the feeder scan?  If not, what does
> "Preference" mean?
> It's really annoying, and I'm wondering if anyone knows why, or to
> whom to raise this issue if not here?
> Thanks.
> Mark
François P. Rotzinger
Chemin des Vignes 20
CH-1373 Chavornay

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