evince paper size

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Sep 21 15:31:59 UTC 2009

On Mon, 21 Sep 2009, Polytropon wrote:

> On Sun, 20 Sep 2009 19:14:49 -0600 (MDT), Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
>> I'd
>> prefer to just build evince to know the default size [...]
> In the past, I had similar problems with other programs that
> defaulted to LETTER, but here in Germany, we use DIN A4. So
> I set those in /etc/make.conf:
> 	PAGE=           A4
> 	PAPERSIZE=      a4
> 	A4=             yes
> You would of course have to change A4 to LETTER or US_LETTER.
> As far as I see, evince does belong to the Gnome 2 series of
> additional programs, so it might (!) be possible that it does
> not have own paper default settings, but Gnome has.

evince appears to have no built-in paper size.

In the latest versions of evince, ~/.gnome2/evince/print-settings has 
the needed paper size and layout settings.  But without 
gnome-settings-daemon running, it can't get those settings. 
sysutils/gnome-settings-daemon has a bunch of audio dependencies I don't 
want, but I may try it later.

If evince just had A4 as a default, it could be patched.  But it appears 
to get the A4 size from gnome, somehow.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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