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ivva
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Problem printing PDF file

Post by ivva » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:32 am

Hello,

when I print a PDF file from Atril Document Viewer or Evince document viewer some characters are replaced by square boxes, but on screen it all looks OK. When I open that same PDF in Libreoffice 6.0 Draw and print it everything is OK. I tried it on two printers but it makes no difference. I'm using Mint 18.04.1
Thanks!

Damir

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Re: Problem printing PDF file

Post by kc1di » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:45 am

Hello Damir and welcome to Linux Mint Forums.

PDF files can be difficult to print correctly. I use evince most of the time but that is not working for you. You may want to give Masterpdf a try. You can download it from https://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor/ and install with gdebi.
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Re: Problem printing PDF file

Post by chazb » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:35 am

Go look at this as it solved my printing PDF problem.
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Re: Problem printing PDF file

Post by ivva » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:14 pm

Thanks! Master PDF Editor is working like a charm!!

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Re: Problem printing PDF file

Post by kc1di » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:18 pm

Glad it's working for you, enjoy :)
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Re: Problem printing PDF file

Post by massasauga » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:30 pm

Thank you, kc1di
I'm glad I ran across your suggestions. I just installed Evince. I have just been trying it for a little while on some pdf files that kept failing to print correctly. So far, Evince has been working for me. I also wanted to say (for what it's worth) that I haven't seen this on any 32-bit version of Linux.
I am using Linux Mint version 18 - 64-bit on a desktop, and I am also running Debian Linux 9.60 - 64-bit on a laptop. They have both exhibiting this same problem. I haven't tried Evince on the laptop yet. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
kc1di wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:45 am
Hello Damir and welcome to Linux Mint Forums.

PDF files can be difficult to print correctly. I use evince most of the time but that is not working for you. You may want to give Masterpdf a try. You can download it from https://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor/ and install with gdebi.

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Re: Problem printing PDF file

Post by trope » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:34 pm

I have been unable to print PDFs at all in linux mint 17.3. Tried xreader and evince. But just installed masterPDF and am able to print them.

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