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    Default Printing posters

    Hi,

    a friend of mine passed me a link to a beautiful 1944 "Chart of
    electromagnetic radiations" at (1). He wants to print the big version
    (2) in four pages and join them later. I have a laser color printer, his
    is B/W, so the task is on me :-)

    Fine! I say. Linux has the "poster" CLI app, just the very thing:

    poster (1) - Scale and tile a postscript image to print on
    multiple pages

    So first I convert the image to postscript, then I try a trial 'poster'
    run:


    Code:
    
    > cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios> convert radiationbigger.jpg radiationbigger.ps
    > cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios>
    > cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios> poster -s 0.8 -v radiationbigger.ps -o radiationbigger-poster.ps
    > Using default media of A4
    > Using default cutmargin of 5%
    > Using default whitemargin of 0
    > Opened 'radiationbigger-poster.ps' for writing
    > Deciding for 2 columns and 2 rows of landscape pages.
    > print page 1
    > print page 2
    > print page 3
    > print page 4
    > cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios>
    > cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios> l radiationbigger*
    > -rw-r--r-- 1 cer users 10829489 Sep  8 13:14 radiationbigger-poster.ps
    > -rw-r--r-- 1 cer users  1825248 Aug 30 20:02 radiationbigger.jpg
    > -rw-r--r-- 1 cer users 10827572 Sep  8 13:12 radiationbigger.ps
    > cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios>
    Wonderful. I'm already gloating. So I want to display the result with
    "gv" - bang! It errors with:


    Code:
    
    > Error: /limitcheck in -file-GPL Ghostscript 9.06: Unrecoverable error,
    > exit code 1
    >
    > Operand stack:
    >    print_content_of_complete_page_0
    > Execution stack:
    >    %interp_exit   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval-- --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push   1894   1   3
    > %oparray_pop   1893   1   3   %oparray_pop   1877   1   3   %oparray_pop   1771   1   3   %oparray_pop   --nostringval--   %errorexec_pop .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push
    > Dictionary stack:
    >    --dict:1163/1684(ro)(G)--   --dict:0/20(G)--   --dict:94/200(L)--
    > Current allocation mode is local

    The generated postscript is bad, I can not make use of it.


    Ok, so then 2 questions:

    1) Is this a known bug? (and is there a known solution)?

    2) Is there another method to generate a 4 page poster without using the
    "poster" program? I tried "gimp" for a while, got nowhere.


    This is using 12.3 and:

    Code:
    poster-20060221-87.1.1.x86_64
    gv-3.7.0-12.1.2.x86_64
    ghostscript-9.06-4.1.1.x86_64

    Code:
    
    > 1) <http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-08/let-chart-1944-teach-you-about-electromagnetic-radiation>
    > 2) <http://www.popsci.com/files/radiationbigger.jpg>

    (I have an even bigger copy of the photo, 100MB in size)

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    Default Re: Printing posters

    Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > a friend of mine passed me a link to a beautiful 1944 "Chart of
    > electromagnetic radiations" at (1). He wants to print the big version
    > (2) in four pages and join them later. I have a laser color printer, his
    > is B/W, so the task is on me :-)
    >
    > Fine! I say. Linux has the "poster" CLI app, just the very thing:
    >
    > poster (1) - Scale and tile a postscript image to print on
    > multiple pages
    >
    > So first I convert the image to postscript, then I try a trial 'poster'
    > run:
    >
    >
    >
    Code:
    
    >> cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios> convert radiationbigger.jpg radiationbigger.ps
    >> cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios>
    >> cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios> poster -s 0.8 -v radiationbigger.ps -o radiationbigger-poster.ps
    >> Using default media of A4
    >> Using default cutmargin of 5%
    >> Using default whitemargin of 0
    >> Opened 'radiationbigger-poster.ps' for writing
    >> Deciding for 2 columns and 2 rows of landscape pages.
    >> print page 1
    >> print page 2
    >> print page 3
    >> print page 4
    >> cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios>
    >> cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios> l radiationbigger*
    >> -rw-r--r-- 1 cer users 10829489 Sep  8 13:14 radiationbigger-poster.ps
    >> -rw-r--r-- 1 cer users  1825248 Aug 30 20:02 radiationbigger.jpg
    >> -rw-r--r-- 1 cer users 10827572 Sep  8 13:12 radiationbigger.ps
    >> cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios>
    >
    >
    > Wonderful. I'm already gloating. So I want to display the result with
    > "gv" - bang! It errors with:
    >
    >
    >
    Code:
    
    >> Error: /limitcheck in -file-GPL Ghostscript 9.06: Unrecoverable error,
    >> exit code 1
    >>
    >> Operand stack:
    >>     print_content_of_complete_page_0
    >> Execution stack:
    >>     %interp_exit   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval-- --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push   1894   1   3
    >> %oparray_pop   1893   1   3   %oparray_pop   1877   1   3   %oparray_pop   1771   1   3   %oparray_pop   --nostringval--   %errorexec_pop .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push
    >> Dictionary stack:
    >>     --dict:1163/1684(ro)(G)--   --dict:0/20(G)--   --dict:94/200(L)--
    >> Current allocation mode is local
    >
    >
    >
    > The generated postscript is bad, I can not make use of it.
    >
    >
    > Ok, so then 2 questions:
    >
    > 1) Is this a known bug? (and is there a known solution)?
    >
    > 2) Is there another method to generate a 4 page poster without using the
    > "poster" program? I tried "gimp" for a while, got nowhere.
    >
    >
    > This is using 12.3 and:
    >
    >
    Code:
    > poster-20060221-87.1.1.x86_64
    > gv-3.7.0-12.1.2.x86_64
    > ghostscript-9.06-4.1.1.x86_64
    >
    >
    >
    >
    Code:
    
    >> 1) <http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-08/let-chart-1944-teach-you-about-electromagnetic-radiation>
    >> 2) <http://www.popsci.com/files/radiationbigger.jpg>
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > (I have an even bigger copy of the photo, 100MB in size)
    >


    Did you try GUI tool

    Found a recommendation here on searching the web

    http://www.shibuvarkala.com/2009/11/...in-ubuntu.html

    OBS :- http://software.opensuse.org/package/PosteRazor
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    Default Re: Printing posters

    On 2013-09-09 15:32, vazhavandan wrote:
    > Carlos E. R. wrote:


    > Did you try GUI tool


    No, I didn't know of any.


    > Found a recommendation here on searching the web
    >
    > http://www.shibuvarkala.com/2009/11/...in-ubuntu.html
    >
    >
    > OBS :- http://software.opensuse.org/package/PosteRazor


    Wonderful! And it works, too :-)

    Thanks!


    (I wonder what search terms you used for searching)

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    Default Re: Printing posters

    Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > On 2013-09-09 15:32, vazhavandan wrote:
    >> Carlos E. R. wrote:

    >
    >> Did you try GUI tool

    >
    > No, I didn't know of any.
    >
    >
    >> Found a recommendation here on searching the web
    >>
    >> http://www.shibuvarkala.com/2009/11/...in-ubuntu.html
    >>
    >>
    >> OBS :- http://software.opensuse.org/package/PosteRazor

    >
    > Wonderful! And it works, too :-)
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    >
    > (I wonder what search terms you used for searching)
    >

    The keywords i used are :- poster linux print
    and i use dogpile.com for searching on the web. It *generally* gives
    more appropriate search results than google.
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    Default Re: Printing posters

    On 2013-09-09 16:54, vazhavandan wrote:
    > Carlos E. R. wrote:



    >> (I wonder what search terms you used for searching)
    >>

    > The keywords i used are :- poster linux print
    > and i use dogpile.com for searching on the web. It *generally* gives
    > more appropriate search results than google.


    Noted - thanks

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    Default Re: Printing posters

    The 'pdfposter' utility might also work for you if you prefer CLI

    leolca's blog: pdfposter

    Code:
    man pdfposter

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    On 2013-09-10 04:56, deano ferrari wrote:
    >
    > The 'pdfposter' utility might also work for you if you prefer CLI
    >
    > 'leolca's blog: pdfposter'
    > (http://leolca.blogspot.co.nz/2010/06/pdfposter.html)


    Well, there is no ready built package on openSUSE. But I take note of
    this program, thanks.


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    On 2013-09-10 12:23, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > On 2013-09-10 04:56, deano ferrari wrote:
    >>
    >> The 'pdfposter' utility might also work for you if you prefer CLI
    >>
    >> 'leolca's blog: pdfposter'
    >> (http://leolca.blogspot.co.nz/2010/06/pdfposter.html)

    >
    > Well, there is no ready built package on openSUSE. But I take note of
    > this program, thanks.


    That blog points to the link to the official website - but this one
    times out.

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    Default Re: Printing posters

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2013-09-10 04:56, deano ferrari wrote:
    >
    > The 'pdfposter' utility might also work for you if you prefer CLI
    >
    > 'leolca's blog: pdfposter'
    > (leolca's blog: pdfposter)


    Well, there is no ready built package on openSUSE. But I take note of
    this program, thanks.


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    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)
    Not in the standard repos, but packages are available

    software.opensuse.org:

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    On 2013-09-10 22:36, deano ferrari wrote:

    > Not in the standard repos, but packages are available
    >
    > 'software.opensuse.org:'
    > (http://software.opensuse.org/package...term=pdfposter)


    Funny.
    I used "webpinstant.com/search/pdfposter"

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