My wife tries printing PDF files using Document Viewer and no matter how many settings we try in the page setup dialog box, we cannot seem to get “actual size” on a printout. The nearest we can get is “none” on the scaling but that still prints margins that are larger than actual sizes set on the PDF so that a half inch margin is more like 5/8" to 3/4". I’m on a Mac and using Adobe InDesign I have no problem printing to our shared Canon Pixma 8520 and having true output with 1/2" margins. She has Canon Pixma 8520 drivers on her Linux so that’s the choice we’re making, but still it’s not true 100% printing. Are there any suggestions someone would have? It looks like it’s a Linux issue, and not the drivers from what we see.
Hi David. Not sure I have enough info to be sure about a solution.
The first thing I would try is setting the desired page settings directly in the printer, rather than doing it from the PDF viewing application.
so, find your printer in settings. Configure for the job. You can save the settings for later.
Hope that’s enough to get you going.