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Re: Footers cut off in ps file

From: Rodolfo Medina
Subject: Re: Footers cut off in ps file
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:09:22 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Dale Snell <address@hidden> writes:

> On Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:04:29 +0000, in message address@hidden,
> Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> Dale Snell <address@hidden> writes:
>> > On Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:08:17 +0000, in message
>> > address@hidden, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> >
>> >> Do you think the problem concerns only gv and Debian, or can I do
>> >> something within Emacs to work it out?  I'm attaching a test ps
>> >> file, in which the page number is half cut off.
>> >> 
>> >> Help appreciated.
>> >> 
>> >> Rodolfo
>> >> 
>> >
>> > Hi Rodolfo,
>> >
>> > I viewed your test file here with gv and qpdfview, and the page
>> > number showed up just fine.
>> Yes, in fact it shows up fine also in my old Debian box.  Then what
>> might the problem be?  Possibily a bug in latest gv Debian version?
>> Thanks,
>> Rodolfo
> Possibly, possibly, though I'd be more likely to suspect something
> in your configuration, rather than a bug in qv.  FWIW, I'm using
> gv v3.7.4.

My version is the same.

> Have you tried any other PS/PDF viewers?  If they work, then it's
> quite possible there's a bug in your version of qv.  So far I've
> tried gv, qpdfview, zathura, Emacs (v24.4.1) doc-view mode, and
> Claws-Mail's PS/PDF viewer plug-in.

I have Emacs, and the problem persists also in its doc-view.

> The only ones that don't show
> the entire document are the Claws-Mail viewer and, oddly enough,
> Emacs' doc-view mode.  In both cases, the page number shows up,
> but the word "test" at the top of the page is missing.  I've no
> idea what's causing this.  Possibly because I'm running in a US
> LETTER environment?  I don't know.
> Given that your old Debian box works while your new one doesn't,
> I'd go through the two of them with a fine-toothed comb.  Find out
> where things are different.  The answer to your troubles should be
> there somewhere.

Same the file, different the show.

> Out of curiosity, what does the papersize(5) command show for your
> system?  It's possible that your system is defaulting to LETTER
> instead of A4, though that seems quite unlikely.  I ask because I
> had trouble printing from a SuSE system.  It turned out that the
> system default was A4, which I hadn't expected.  I set the default
> to LETTER, and all was well.

I don't have that command: `papersize' on my system.

> I don't know how much more help I can be, I'm afraid.  I don't
> know much about PostScript, or how Emacs handles it, so I'm really
> shooting in the dark.  To complicate matters further, I'm running
> Fedora, rather than Debian.  They're just different enough to
> cause confusion.  To quote Dr. Seaton, "Ideas are avoiding me in
> droves."
> --Dale



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