Printing PDF, how to print Current View only ?[SOLVED]

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Printing PDF, how to print Current View only ?[SOLVED]

Postby ron_h on Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:13 pm

LMDE 201403 Cinnamon 64bit (switching from Win XP)

In Adobe Acrobat Reader on Win XP, it is possible to zoom in and out when viewing a PDF, and then to print the Current View only - that is the zoomed area only. I use that quite a lot.

In the Document Viewer app that comes with LMDE 201403 Cinnamon I can view a PDF and Zoom in and Zoom out just fine, but I can't find a way to print the Zoomed View, when I look at the Print Preview it always shows the complete page.

Is there a way with Document Viewer app to print the zoomed view only ? If not, is there another app which can open PDFs, zoom to part of a page, and print zoomed view only ?

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Re: Printing PDF, how to print Current View only ?

Postby kc1di on Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:53 am

Hi Ron,

Sorry can't find how to do exactly what you want, But with Okular , Which is KDE's PDF reader. (But will work well on Cinnamon,XFCE or Mate as well) (You can install it from synpatic if you want.)
There is a tool under the tools menu called selection tool , that you can highlight a portion of a document and copy it to clipboard, then paste it into any text editor and print just that portion from there. I paste it to libreoffice and it prints fine. Not exactly as easy as what your talking about but an acceptable work around for me.
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Re: Printing PDF, how to print Current View only ?

Postby ron_h on Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:57 am

As you say, an acceptable workaround, well worth a try.

I installed Okular through Synaptic Package Manager, however surprisingly it did not appear on my Cinnamon menu. I opened the menu editor, and there it was in the Office sub menu but the select button was not checked to make it visible ! I made it visible.

I like the Okular selective view/clipboard function, and I've not used Document Viewer enough to become attached to it :-). Is there a way to make Okular the default document viewer on my system ? (I know how to do that in Windows but not in Linux Mint.)

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Re: Printing PDF, how to print Current View only ?

Postby kc1di on Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:09 am

ron_h wrote:As you say, an acceptable workaround, well worth a try.

I installed Okular through Synaptic Package Manager, however surprisingly it did not appear on my Cinnamon menu. I opened the menu editor, and there it was in the Office sub menu but the select button was not checked to make it visible ! I made it visible.

I like the Okular selective view/clipboard function, and I've not used Document Viewer enough to become attached to it :-). Is there a way to make Okular the default document viewer on my system ? (I know how to do that in Windows but not in Linux Mint.)

Ron

Hi again Ron,
yes go to any pdf file right click on it an there should be a tab that says something like open with :) I'm not using cinnamon so it may be different in that version.
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Re: Printing PDF, how to print Current View only ?

Postby ron_h on Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:17 pm

Thanks again.

UPDATE : I've started a new thread on how to change default PDF file viewer

Ron

PS I used Okular + LO Writer this morning and the result is better than I could do in Win XP as I can zoom to different levels for individual parts of the doc I want to print and copy/paste accordingly, in XP/Adobe Acrobat Reader I can only print the current view where everything in it zoomed to the same level.

So Many Thanks Again for what is more than an acceptable alternative, it is a better solution !
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Re: Printing PDF, how to print Current View only ?[SOLVED]

Postby kc1di on Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:08 am

Your Welcome, Enjoy ;)
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