printing outside browser cuts off top and bottom of page

Chip Camden sterling at
Tue Aug 24 21:04:39 UTC 2010

Quoth Chad Perrin on Tuesday, 24 August 2010:
> I'm using CUPS on FreeBSD 8.0, and any time I try to print from outside
> Firefox the top and bottom of a PDF gets cut off.  I don't have any means
> installed for printing a PDF from inside Firefox, but Webpages and the
> CUPS test page print just fine from within the browser.  For instance:
>     /usr/local/bin/lpr -P 4050N sheet.pdf
> (using an HP 4050N printer)
> This results in the top and bottom edge of the PDF getting cut off.  I've
> tried tweaking settings in GUI tools such as GtkLP to try to force it to
> print the PDF at a smaller size on the page so it would fit within the
> cut-off points, and it still prints exactly the same way.  I've tried
> adjusting margins in such GUI tools as well, to no avail.  Trying to
> print from Xpdf produces the same problematic results.
> If there's a command line solution to this, I haven't encountered it.
> Where should I start looking to figure out the problem?  Unfortunately,
> it looks like the FreeBSD Handbook only deals with lpd.
> -- 
> Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]

I'm not seeing that here, but I don't have a PDF that prints data in the
margins.  If you have one, can you email it to me?

I'm using CUPS, too, but printing to an HP OfficeJet 7310.

Sterling (Chip) Camden    | sterling at | 2048D/3A978E4F |        |
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