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  1. #1
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    print alignment

    Hello there,

    As an entusiastic newcomer I have enjoying my Kubuntu 9.10

    Problem:
    Brother DSC 145-C Printer with CUPS1.1

    When set to A4 the page stars printing to high. That is the top gets lopped off and there is too much space at the bottom. When I plug a Windows machine into the printer, all works well.

    Have tried other Linux forums and also the CUPS forum but noone seems to answer me.

    Thanks

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    Just curious where you are, that you use A4 paper. Is that the actual size of paper that you have?

    I would think that the issue would be with your driver. Is there more than one driver that you can try for your printer. My printer, an HP842C, has about 3 different drivers to choose from.
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    Thanks for taking the time to reply.
    I am in Europe and A4 is the norm.
    If I go into system setup and then Printer configuration and then in Settings I see under the heading driver the following:
    Printer Model: Brother DCP-145C (sorry, I misspelt it up there) CUPSv1.1
    There is button that allows me to chang it.
    When I go there I am givng only one choice of CUPS and that is version 1.1 (recommended). I know that there are higher versions of CUPS, in the Synaptic package manager I see that I have CUPS1.4.1-5 installed but I don't know why the printer won't take it.
    I tried printing with the default US letter setting. It starts fine at the top but of course the printed page is far too short for A4 so I get gaping empty spaces at the bottom.

    Any ideas.

    John

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    You should check out the CUPS Software Users Manual.

    I think chapters 3 & 4 should help you out.

    CUPS Software Users Manual

    Good Luck,

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    The users manual seems not to include the fix I need, bascially it would require a negative bottom margin???
    But I don't think margins can do it. when I print a US letter sized page it begins in the right place (but stops short as US letter is a shorteR page)
    What is wierd is tah the A$ print finishes exactly where the US letter print does, of course the page is lopped off at the top.
    New problem, I pushed a few buttons in the printer configuration, tried reverse printing to see if it would start at the other end. Now when I try to print the test page I get "client-error-document-format-not-supported" and now I am really stuck. I put the reverse printing back to off but no go.

    Stuck.

    John

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    Sorry, bad spelling in my hasty reply.

    What is wierd is that the A4 print finishes exactly where the US letter print does.....

    is correct

    John

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    I use A4 also and have had no problems with my CUPS settings.I do not have a Brother Printer however...Samsung and use the appropriate drivers for my printer.
    Try HERE.
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    Thanks all,

    Don't know what went wrong but removed and reinstalled CUPS (twice) and it now works,

    Thanks for your time

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