Mr.Tr33 Mr.Tr33 - 1 year ago 120
Java Question

java pdfbox printerjob wrong scaling / page format

I'm trying to print an existing pdf file with pdfbox. Currently I'm using pdfbox 2.0.0 RC3 through maven.

This is my current code:

PDDocument document = PDDocument.load(new File(myPdfFile));
PrinterJob job = PrinterJob.getPrinterJob();

if (job.printDialog()) {
job.setPageable(new PDFPageable(document));


For testing I printed a test pdf with Adobe Acrobat and the same pdf with the few lines of code.
Everything works fine except for the borders. All borders (header, footer, left & right side) are to small and the footer is way too small.

Is there a magic method that I couldn't find in the world wide web for setting the right scaling/format?

Answer Source

Try this for pdfbox 2.0.0-RC3 version

PDDocument doc = PDDocument.load(new File("test.pdf"));
PDFPrintable printable = new PDFPrintable(doc, Scaling.SHRINK_TO_FIT);
PrinterJob job = PrinterJob.getPrinterJob();

Here is another version

    PDDocument doc = PDDocument.load(new File("test.pdf"));
    PrinterJob job = PrinterJob.getPrinterJob();

    // define custom paper
    Paper paper = new Paper();
    paper.setSize(306, 396); // 1/72 inch
    paper.setImageableArea(0, 0, paper.getWidth(), paper.getHeight()); // no margins

    // custom page format
    PageFormat pageFormat = new PageFormat();

    // override the page format
    Book book = new Book();
    // append all pages
    book.append(new PDFPrintable(doc, Scaling.SHRINK_TO_FIT), pageFormat, doc.getNumberOfPages());

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