[Geany-devel] Print dialog and margins

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Mon Jan 24 00:11:17 UTC 2011

2011/1/24 Алексей Антипов <1a_antipov at mail.ru>:
> Hello,
> I have recently faced a problem when printing with Geany. The problem is
> that pages are printed with zero margin, which is obviously not good
> (line-endings get cut off, as most printers have printing area less than A4
> paper width).


I'd suggest that something is wrong in your printer setup, mine
correctly avoids the non-printing margins for both the real printer
and print to PDF option.  Perhaps the PPD file is wrong for your

> If I remember correctly, in some old versions of GNOME we could specify
> printer margins via common GNOME printing dialog. However, now it seems
> impossible

Because it is supposed to get the non-printing margins from the
printer definition so the users can't fiddle with it and break it.

As for Geany using a bigger margin, that would be wasting paper and
not environmentally friendly :-(
(I'm still overcompensating for the miles of fanfold line printer
paper I've used in the past :-)


> (see http://library.gnome.org/devel/gtk/stable/GtkPageSetupUnixDialog.html as
> an example)
> I tried playing with CUPS settings, but it seems they are ignored. So I
> decided to integrate the workaround into Geany.
> I have modified printing preferences and "Document settings" tab in printing
> dialog, so users are now able to specify custom printer margins for all 4
> sides in all kinds of GtkUnit. The default behaviour was left unchanged -
> the setting is simply ignored.
> Please consider the patch attached and let me know if that was useful
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