Post by Robert Riches Post by root Post by Robert Riches
Is there a PDF reader on Slackware 14.2 (other than phone-home
acroread) that can print E-Trade account statements? I tried
xpdf, but it has one of two symptoms: 1) print job is submitted,
two blank pages print, then print job hangs until deleted; 2)
print job is never submitted. (... not that I'm a fan of
E-Trade; my employer chose them for company-sponsored stock
Okular can read the Etrade statements.
Thank you for the follow-up suggestion to try Okular. I'll have
to remember to try Okular when I encounter future PDF issues.
Yes, Okular can read Etrade statements. However, when I tried to
print the statement, Print-Preview showed all 8 pages blank
except for a sliced-off 'O' or 'Q' logo in one corner. An
attempt to print the first two pages resulted in one blank page
and a hung print job.
That's strange (sounds strange to me, anyway). I've found okular
to be terrific for all my pdf needs, and thought "root"'s suggestion
would likely work. But seems to have failed pretty miserably.
With that in mind, maybe try the following "experiment".
You should have ImageMagick's convert already installed with 14.2.
convert etrade_stmt.pdf etrade_stmt.ps
converting the pdf to postscript, and then use ghostview
as a viewer to view it. Does that look okay????
If yes, try printing it, especially if you have a natively
ps-capable printer, like a mid-range Brother. Or there are
a variety of "indirect" ways to print ps files, usually based
on ppd (or other) drivers for lower-end printers.
In any case, convert might likely rasterize any "goofy" pdf
stuff, after which rendering it should be pretty straightforward.
And will probably take you less time to try than it took me to
type this. So what happened???....
John Forkosh ( mailto: ***@f.com where j=john and f=forkosh )