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Old 04-09-2007, 08:04 PM   #1
sirius56
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How to control printer fonts and margins?


In terminal mode, when I direct the output of a simple text file to my printer, the font is too large and the margins need adjustment.

cat textfile | lpr

I've searched the manpages, forums and Google for an answer. No luck.

Please tell me how I can control the default fonts and margins of a printer.

Thank you.
 
Old 04-10-2007, 04:13 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by sirius56
In terminal mode, when I direct the output of a simple text file to my printer, the font is too large and the margins need adjustment.

cat textfile | lpr

I've searched the manpages, forums and Google for an answer. No luck.

Please tell me how I can control the default fonts and margins of a printer.

Thank you.
I suspect you'd need to provide more info, like what printer is it ? inkjet or laser

Make, model, connection type etc etc.

I know that my laserjet 4050 can be configured for defaults from the screen/buttons on the device, plus various settings available from either the kde printer manager and directly from cups.

So perhaps you could "flesh out" your problem a little.

regards

John
 
  


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