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FF 28 pdf print issue

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FF 28 pdf print issue

Anybody else have this issue:
Open a pdf in the internal FF viewer, try to print it.
Print preview is fine, but all I get out is blank pages.
Save then open in ocular and it prints fine.
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VileReynard
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Re: FF 28 pdf print issue

I use an external viewer (evince) since specifying a viewer as a FF viewer means that you don't get a choice to view or save PDF files.

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Re: FF 28 pdf print issue

You do get the automatic view than the options to save/print with the built in one. Save works but twice now I have had blank prints.
VileReynard
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Re: FF 28 pdf print issue

For me, the save/view ratio is roughly 50/50.
What is the internal FF viewer anyway?Huh
There are many viewers available.
There is even a write to PDF file printer available (via CUPS).
If you just print to file you can get a postscript file - which can be converted to pdf with ps2pdf. Smiley

PeeGee
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Re: FF 28 pdf print issue

Quote from: vilefoxdemonofdoom
If you just print to file you can get a postscript file - which can be converted to pdf with ps2pdf.

I just select PDF at the print stage Wink - not had a failed print yet (and it's easier to change scaling etc. if one line prints on a second page) Roll eyes
But, that doesn't correct the blank output from a PDF displayed within FF Cry
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Re: FF 28 pdf print issue

Its the viewer for pdf's that was introduced a while back.
80% of the time I just want to view the pdf to check something, so it is faster to do so in the browser. If I want to I can then save it.
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Re: FF 28 pdf print issue

Looks like it is fixed in the latest version:
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29.0.1 - pdf.js printing white page (1003707)

Just got to wait for it to be released.