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Old 04-15-2005, 11:13 AM   #1
jundu88
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how to set my acrobat reader and thunderbird to use printer?


hi,

i am able to use the shared printer in some applications such as OpenOffice. when i tried to print from inside acrobat reader, the print dialog shows "Printer command: /usr/bin/lpr". when i print from thunderbird, it displays "Printer: PostScript/default". if you click on "properties", thunderbird also shows some weired print command "lpr<blablabla...>". anyway, neither of them actually prints anything for me. these are quite different from OpenOffice, which when i print displays the default printer name. how can i set up acrobat reader and thunderbird to use the printer correctly?

thanks!
 
Old 04-15-2005, 02:50 PM   #2
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The printer command “lpr” is a traditional command to print to a given printer. If no printer is specified, then it will print to a printer called lp.

If you have KDE installed, then you can use the command “kprinter” instead of “lpq”. This will give you a second dialog box offering you various options on what to do with the printer's output. I don't know

Alternatively, tell lpq the name of the printer in the configuration settings:
Code:
lpq -P "printername"
You can also save to a file and just print that. Btw, Linux programs always print to files in postscript format.
 
  


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