Re: [Evolution] Evolution generates huge postscript files


For what it's worth, the file I get from evolution is typically on the
order of 20 MB!  My guess is that any and all possibly relevant fonts
are getting embedded, but I really don't know what I'm talking about
when it comes to this kind of thing.

Why would this fall under gtkhtml?  It never occurred to me to check for
bugs under this.  Bug ID# 47306 looks like it might be similar to mine,
but they just never actually tried printing to a file (I, on the other
hand, never checked the file in my print spool to see what it looked
like).  I'll post a follow-up comment on Bugzilla.


On Mon, 2003-11-10 at 09:37, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
hmmm, you seem to be right.

[fejj foxtrot fejj]$ ls -l output*.ps
-rw-rw-r--    1 fejj     fejj        31644 Nov 10 11:35
-rw-rw----    1 fejj     fejj       771552 Nov 10 11:33 is the postscript printout of your message and is
the output of ps2ps.

I guess submit a bug report about this to under


On Mon, 2003-11-10 at 11:24, E. Joshua Rigler wrote:

I did my best to search through the archives to track down a solution to
this problem, but can't seem to find any discussion of it.  For many
months now (probably since Ximian's XD2 was released, but I'm not
certain) whenever I try to print from Evolution, I get HUGE postscript
files, even if all I have is a 1-character subject line.  So large, in
fact, that a reasonably modern postscript printer (HP LaserJet 8100)
chokes on the data, and gives up.  I usually end up having to print to a
PS file, run something like ps2ps on that file (which, by the way,
usually shrinks the file by over 99%), then send it via lpr.

My understanding is that Evolution employs gnome-print, but I can find
no discussion of this in their archives either (and they even have
search capability).  My system is just a standard RH-9 (ix86) with
Ximian installed on top of that, so I really doubt I'm the only one who
has experienced this.  Probably I'm just looking for the wrong keywords
in the archives.  Any help would be appreciated.


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