Why I can't print a pdf file created by Corell.

Asked by Lucelio Gomes de Freitas on 2010-08-14

Hi,

Sorry if I can't see the way out. I don't want but, I'm printing with Adobe Reader in Win-Vista_64.
I received this file, and it seems to be an easy task but, I can't print a pdf file generated by "Corel PDF Engine Version 14.0.0.567". Where to send this example page?

uniconvertor-1.1.5-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm and sk1libs-0.9.1-0.fc13.x86_64.rpm installed.

My system:
$ uname -a
Linux MAQ02.REDE01 2.6.33.6-147.2.4.fc13.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Jul 23 17:14:44 UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Please would you try to print this page?

Thanks,
Lucélio.

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Last query:
2010-09-07
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2010-09-08
vwanweb (vwanweb) said : #1

I have seen this Corel .pdf item a few times, this is a Corel issue, a work-around for this is to import your .pdf to Scribus and then use the scribus pdf implementation to do your printing..

Hi vwanweb,

Did not work.

Unfortunately when openning/importing the .pdf file, I got a fatal error on Scribus. "Not possible to import the file: ~.pdf".

Where to send the example file?

Thanks,

Lucélio.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #3

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

Janitor,

Where are the Fathers of inkscape? Why close the problem not solved?

Lucélio.

jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #5

Hi Lucélio,

> Where are the Fathers of inkscape?

If I understand correctly, this issue is not related to Inkscape, and that's the reason why the Inkscape community remained silent.
It looks like a broken PDF problem. Does your file open correctly on Gnu/Linux ?

> Why close the problem not solved?

Janitor is an automatic system of the Launchpad system which closes unresolved questions after 15 days of inactivity. But you can reopen it manually if you want.

> Where to send the example file?

There are lots of free file hosting and sharing websites. I've never used any of them, but I guess you can use any of them and post the link here.

Regards.

Thanks for the answer JazzyNico,

I love and belive on open SW. This is the reason why I'm writting this E-mail. Please keep on, don't let me down.

Let me explain:

1----> I received a .PDF file to work. It seems to be an easy task but, I can't use "linux Inkscape" to print this .PDF file that was generated by "Corel PDF Engine Version 14.0.0.567".

2----> I didn't like it, but this .PDF can be read/print on WinVista64(virtual machine), and it works perfectly.
2.1-> The goal of Inkscape is to be a fully-fledged vector drawing tool with sophisticated features similar to CorelDraw.

3----> I was very happy when i saw "uniconvertor-1.1.5-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm" and "sk1libs-0.9.1-0.fc13.x86_64.rpm".
3.1-> Uniconvertor is a tool of Inkscape and uses sK1 engine to convert one format to another.

4----> It is very important to use Inkscape, but now I can't make this conversion, with his tools. So I need help.

Thanks,
Lucélio.

jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #7

So if I understand correctly, you want to open your PDF with Inkscape on your GNU/Linux system?
In this case you don't need Uniconvertor. Inkscape has its own PDF import feature located in File>Import. Did you try it?

JazzyNico,

I can't print this file correctly.

>>> So if I understand correctly, you want to open your PDF with Inkscape on your GNU/Linux system?
Yes, I already do it, I open this file with Inkscape, Okular(GNU/Linux system), ... but the file can't be printed correctly. Inkscape prints only piece of the file(This is the initial problem).

>>> Inkscape has its own PDF import feature located in File>Import. Did you try it?
Yes, I open this file exactly this way. No errors openning, but Inkscape does not print it ok.

Where to download the file: http://myfreefilehosting.com/f/451768bf64_1.08MB
Just try to print only the 1st page of this nine page file.

Ps.: Okular also opens the file but also does not print it ok.

Thanks,
Lucélio.

jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #9

Lucélio,

The problem with Inkscape is that its printing system is not very good, and it's often better to save the document as PDF and then print with another tool. Thus I'm not surprised to read that your file is missing some parts when printed from Inkscape.
I know it's not a GNU application, but Acrobat Reader is available for GNU/Linux systems too (rpm, deb, bin...). See http://get.adobe.com/fr/reader/otherversions/
I use it occasionally when the default gnome PDF reader doesn't give the expected result. If you just want to print the PDF file, and don't need to modify it, it's probably the best solution.

JazzyNico,

Thanks a lot for your attention.

Ok. I installed the latest .rpm Adobe Reader and it finally works(solved my printing problem) on the latest native Fedora Linux.

You said:
> The problem with Inkscape is that its printing system is not very good, and it's often better to save the document as PDF and then print with another tool. Thus I'm not surprised to read that your file is missing some parts when printed from Inkscape.

If I would be one of the fathers of Inkscape, I wouldn't acept to say that "its printing system is not very good", and wouldn't stop working until the end of this tiny problem.

Again Thanks a lot,
Lucélio.

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