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[Bug 822102] ImageMagick: /usr/bin/convert .eps file into PDF changes bounding box which results off-center printing

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=822102

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=822102#c3


Johannes Meixner <jsmeix@xxxxxxxx> changed:

What |Removed |Added
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Priority|P5 - None |P4 - Low
Status|RESOLVED |REOPENED
Resolution|INVALID |
Summary|off-center printing on |ImageMagick:
|Minolta Magicolor 3300 |/usr/bin/convert .eps file
| |into PDF changes bounding
| |box which results
| |off-center printing

--- Comment #3 from Johannes Meixner <jsmeix@xxxxxxxx> 2013-06-05 03:52:32 CEST
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I need to reproduce what you found out in comment#2.

Therefore please attach your .eps file to this bug and
provide your exact commands both for 'ps2pdf' and for 'convert'
that you used to convert your .eps file into PDF.

Off the top of my head I think it is basically undefined how
conversion into PDF should happen by default regarding the
bounding box as long as the resulting bounding box is still
"technically correct" (i.e. as long as the bounding box
encloses all marks painted on the page) - what I mean is:
Assume in a PostScript file the bounding box is 10 20 300 400
then after conversion into PDF the bounding box could be
still 10 20 300 400 or it could be changed to 0 0 290 380
as long as the painted marks are moved accordingly
so that they are still inside the bounding box.

In particular the 'convert' program has many options to
specify (almost) anything so that you may have to explicitly
set an option that tells 'convert' the right position,
see in particular the "-page" option in "man convert".
For details about 'convert', point your browser to
/usr/share/doc/packages/ImageMagick/www/convert.html
and for details about the "-page" option, point your browser to
/usr/share/doc/packages/ImageMagick/www/command-line-options.html#page

From my experience with 'convert', I always needed some trial and
error until I found the right set of options so that 'convert'
results what I needed in each particular case.

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