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  1. Qt
  2. QTBUG-15351

Margin settings are ignored unless Printer Properties dialog is opened first

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P3: Somewhat important
    • Resolution: Out of scope
    • Affects Version/s: 4.7.0
    • Fix Version/s: 4.8.7, 5.0.0 RC 1
    • Component/s: GUI: Printing
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      KDE 4.5.3 on openSUSE 11.3 (x86_64), using openSUSE Qt library package libqt4-4.7.0-137.1.x86_64

    • Commits:
      be6e270d12a8267194bab669c111be9c1ec9615c

      Description

      I reported the following problem on the KDE bug tracker <https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=256975> and was told that this is an issue not with KDE but with the Qt print dialog, so I am reproducing it here.

      When printing (to PDF or PostScript; I haven't tested this with an actual printer as I don't have one), the margin settings are ignored, and KDE uses ridiculously small margins. However, if, before printing, you click on the "Properties" button next to the selected printer, a dialog will pop up allowing you to adjust the margins. Just click on "OK" or "Cancel" (there's no need to actually change any settings); then when you print the margin settings will be used.

      Reproducible: Always

      Steps to Reproduce:
      1. File->Print
      2. Printer->Name->Print to File (PDF) or Printer->Name->Print to File (Postscript)
      3. Print

      Actual Results:
      4. The output file has very narrow margins, regardless of what the actual margin settings were.

      Expected Results:
      4. The output file should have had the same margins specified in the Printer's Properties dialog.

      To work around, insert the following steps:

      2a. Properties
      2b. Cancel

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              johnlayt John Layt
              Reporter:
              psychonaut Tristan Miller
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