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This is my problem:

  • Open a document in Evince, choose Print
  • Choose "Printer": "Print to file"
  • Choose "Output Format": "PDF"
  • (add a filename output.pdf in the box if not there)
  • Click on "Print"
  • Experience the following message:

...

Failed to print document.
Printing is not supported on this printer.

By the way, printing to an "Output Format" .ps file works fine.

What am I missing?

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Is only one specific pdf document or are all pdf documents affected? We can't reproduce this error message here. –  Takkat Apr 26 '11 at 10:52
    
Hi @Takkat - thanks for responding! I think the original file was a PostScript .ps generate from the Plot command in kicad... I have just tried a little test, and it seems that if the original file is PDF, then "Print to File" to PDF will work.. Apparently, this is some strange postscript here... If I get some time later, I'll try to do a more proper test case. –  sdaau Apr 26 '11 at 10:58

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Not by any means a satisfactory answer, but I can reproduce this problem exactly so I opened a bug for it,

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/+bug/784228

You might want to subscribe to it.

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Thanks for that, @Olivier - I have copied the Launchpad bug to Gnome's Bugzilla: bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=650461 ... Cheers! –  sdaau May 18 '11 at 7:37

probably not the best answer, but one workaround might be to process it in gimp batch mode. it supports importing postscript and exporting pdf(it will just be a page sized image with no character notation though). just one possible workaround.

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Thanks for the answer, @aking1012 - had no idea gimp was capable of this; I'd have to try it out! Cheers! –  sdaau Apr 26 '11 at 15:58

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