pdftops loses grid lines CancelOk
Submitted by komputes
Assigned to poppler-bugs
The following bug is being reported upstream on behalf of the OP. Originally posted here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/604724
We discovered that cups in lucid does not correctly print certain PDFs when printing from the command line with lpr or as a shared printer from preview in OS X. The same file prints correctly with cups on hardy. This issue occurs with a variety of different printers.
I tracked down the problem to /usr/bin/pdftops by running the pdf through the filters that cups does according to the log. /usr/bin/pdftops is called by the cpdftocps filter.
This pdftops is installed from poppler-utils: $dpkg-query -S /usr/bin/pdftops poppler-utils: /usr/bin/pdftops
After running the pdf through each step of the filter, I opened it with evince. After running through pdftops, evince showed exactly what I see when I print the file.
Interestingly, if I print from evince or acroread, all the lines are printed correctly. I think they are converting the file to postscript themselves before sending it to cups.
I will attach the file that shows this behavior.
The pdftops provided by the cups package does not exhibit this problem. $ dpkg-query -S /usr/lib/cups/filter/pdftops cups: /usr/lib/cups/filter/pdftops
ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04 Package: poppler-utils 0.12.4-0ubuntu5 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-23.37-generic 188.8.131.52+drm33.5 Uname: Linux 2.6.32-23-generic x86_64 Architecture: amd64 Date: Mon Jul 12 12:33:43 2010 ProcEnviron: LANGUAGE= PATH=(custom, user) LANG=en_US.utf8 SHELL=/bin/bash SourcePackage: poppler