Pdf Report Prints in Portrait vs Landscape -Pdf2ps Vs Pdftops (Doc ID 419463.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 04, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Application Object Library - Version 11.5.10.0 to 11.5.10.2 [Release 11.5]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 28-Nov-2012***

Symptoms

On 11.5.0 in Production:
Set up XML publisher and followed all necessary steps for printing
using PASTA.cfg. On past engagements this process has worked very well but
currently the reports which are landscape in orientation are printing portrait.
The culprit may be the pdf2ps script as the ps file is
created and then lp print the file and it prints landscape

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
Expect to be able to print landscape

STEPS
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Choose any landscape pdf report and print it to a postscript printer that has
been identified in the uiprint.txt as na postscript printer

Workarounds Used
===============
Manual manipulation of the ps file created and command line printing of the
file. This is how we changed it:
%%BeginPageSetup
GS_pswrite_2_0_1001 begin
792 612 /letter setpagesize
/pagesave save store 197 dict begin
0.1 0.1 scale
%%EndPageSetup
(changed the /letter on the 3rd line to null)
%%BeginPageSetup
GS_pswrite_2_0_1001 begin
792 612 null setpagesize
/pagesave save store 197 dict begin
0.1 0.1 scale
%%EndPageSetup

BUSINESS IMPACT
The issue has the following business impact:
Need the ability to print pdf and xml reports.



Cause

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