[reportlab-users] PDFs generated by ReportLab not printing

Andy Robinson andy at reportlab.com
Fri May 22 08:02:15 EDT 2009

2009/5/22 King Simon-NFHD78 <simon.king at motorola.com>:

> I can't see an option to Save a Postscript file directly from Acrobat

> Reader except by using the "Print to file" option.

On Linux, try "acroread --help". On Windows they don't offer that
feature - it might encourage people to automate stuff ;-)

> So it really does look like there is something wrong with the postscript

> commands inside my PDF. Now that I can reproduce the problem, I'll start

> eliminating parts of the report to see if I can figure out exactly which

> part triggers the problem.

Do you have the PDF specification to hand? The two commands to save
and restore state are 'q' and 'Q' , and they should always come in
matched, properly nested pairs as if they were '(' and ')' in a
programming language. Maybe you could teach an editor to highlight
and fold them ;-)

- Andy

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