PDF problem

2D CAD software for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
Post Reply
debenriver
Posts: 418
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:19 pm
Location: Maine USA and Suffolk England
Contact:

PDF problem

Post by debenriver » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:27 pm

I have a small problem printing to PDF.

My drawings are A3 Landscape. My A3 size in Page Setup is set to Width 297 x Height 420 (margins all zero).

To set it to landscape I normally select the Landscape icon and set the drawings size to Width *1, Height *1 (so the drawing is quite correctly 420 x 297). So far so good!

But when I come to use the Print function to make a PDF it won't recognize that the page has been turned to Landscape and creates two Portrait pages.

I can fix it by creating a new A3 in Page Setup set to Width 420 x Height 297 and then selecting the Portrait icon. I then get a nice single Landscape A3 PDF. :mrgreen:

I don't know if this is a RealCADD 4.71 problem or a problem with RC interfacing with OS 10.13.1. It could be the latter because I tried an older version (4.60) and the same thing happens. Other programs (like Pages) seem to work OK and recognize Portrait/Landscape selection.

Cheers -- George

Eric Pousse
Posts: 622
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:31 pm
Location: Tours - France

Re: PDF problem

Post by Eric Pousse » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:18 am

Bonjour George,

I can't reproduce this problem.
I have one A3 landscape page directly.
But I am always with Sierra.
I will test later with High Sierra.

Cordialement.
Eric Pousse

Eric Pousse
Posts: 622
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:31 pm
Location: Tours - France

Re: PDF problem

Post by Eric Pousse » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:29 am

No problem for me with High Sierra, strange...
Eric Pousse

debenriver
Posts: 418
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:19 pm
Location: Maine USA and Suffolk England
Contact:

Re: PDF problem

Post by debenriver » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:02 pm

Hi Eric

That is indeed very strange. It must be something in my system somewhere.

If I do this
Screen Shot 2017-12-14 at 08.36.01.png
Screen Shot 2017-12-14 at 08.36.01.png (29.66 KiB) Viewed 499 times
My A3 drawing looks like this (A 3 Landscape - just as it should be)
Screen Shot 2017-12-14 at 08.38.51.png
Screen Shot 2017-12-14 at 08.38.51.png (69.5 KiB) Viewed 499 times
But it makes a PDF like this
Screen Shot 2017-12-14 at 08.42.45.png
Screen Shot 2017-12-14 at 08.42.45.png (35.11 KiB) Viewed 499 times
If I change the setup so that A3 is defined as Width 420, Height 297 and select Portrait – the drawing is A3 Landscape and the PDF is A3 Landscape!

I've not had this problem until now – so I guess it must be something to do with 10.13 – that's the only real change that has occurred. I only have one printer attached to my system (a rubbishy Canon MP470 A4 size printer) because I don't print drawings any more. I wonder if that is causing the problem somehow. I always simply use "Any Printer" for Page Setup.

At least there is a workaround, so it's not critical .... I just bugs me that I can't discover why ...

Cheers -- George

Eric Pousse
Posts: 622
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:31 pm
Location: Tours - France

Re: PDF problem

Post by Eric Pousse » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:50 am

George,

It is exactly as I do without problem??
Can you send me your file configured to have this problem, please?

Thanks.
Eric Pousse

debenriver
Posts: 418
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:19 pm
Location: Maine USA and Suffolk England
Contact:

Re: PDF problem

Post by debenriver » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:38 pm

Hi Eric

I seem to have fixed it!

I removed all the system printers.

With no printers at all, it created a PDF perfectly properly from a realCADD drawing.

Then I added back the only printer that I have and it continues to create a PDF just as it should (Landscape when Landscape is chosen etc)

So it must have been some conflict that happened when my computer updated to 10:13 - and I guess perhaps unique to the Canon printer driver and its interface with RealCADD.

Anyway - it's all good now :D

Many thanks for all your help.

My best wishes for 2018.

George

Eric Pousse
Posts: 622
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:31 pm
Location: Tours - France

Re: PDF problem

Post by Eric Pousse » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:21 pm

Thank you George !

Mes meilleurs vœux également pour 2018.
Eric Pousse

Post Reply