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Thread: PDF Looks/prints great on Windows, but is wrong on Ubuntu

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    Re: PDF Looks/prints great on Windows, but is wrong on Ubuntu

    If you don't want the yellow, you could open the PDF in Gimp and change any yellow to white. Then export back to png or pdf. Would that be an acceptable fix? My result attached as proof:

    (The exported PDF viewed in qpdfview shows no yellow.)
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    Re: PDF Looks/prints great on Windows, but is wrong on Ubuntu

    FWIW, I downloaded the file, opened it with MasterPDF Editor v 5. and printed it on my HP CP2025DN colored laser printer. The image is correct in both Master PDF Editor and on the printed page.

    However, I see the yellow cast on the image when opened in Document Viewer or LibreOffice Draw. Maybe something in Gnome?
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    Re: PDF Looks/prints great on Windows, but is wrong on Ubuntu

    I am running Ubuntu 20.04. I installed the Adobe Reader 9.5.5-1 deb file and the pdf displays as it should without the yellow background.

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    Re: PDF Looks/prints great on Windows, but is wrong on Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by cbraxton View Post
    You might give Foxit PDF reader a try. There is a native Linux version or you can run the Windows version under wine.

    https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/
    And this is the way it renders in Foxit - the Linux version:
    FoxitReader.png

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    Re: PDF Looks/prints great on Windows, but is wrong on Ubuntu

    Another reader that does it without the yellow background is the built-in JavaScript pdf-viewer in Firefox (although it gives a warning that it might not be displaying it correctly). Since most of the viewers on Linux use the Poppler library for doing the actual rendering, this just might be a bug in that library. The viewers (Foxit, Firefox, Master PDF and the really, really old Acrobat that nobody should be using) that display it right don't use that library ...

    Holger

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    Re: PDF Looks/prints great on Windows, but is wrong on Ubuntu

    I think that is because all free Linux pdf readers use poppler as the backend so if there is a glitch with formatting or if different standards are used the problems will be shared by all. Instead of installing the unmaintained bloatware that is adobe a simple way is to use PDFXchange viewer in wine. It is light, runs perfectly in wine and always works for these oddly formatted pdfs when the usual Linux solutions fail. I just tried it with your image, there is no yellow background (attached)

    P.S. There is also no yellow background after printing out from PDFXchange (with cups-pdf) and then open in qpdfview.

    P.P.S Foxit PDF reader for Linux works too.
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