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I am trying to set up Suse 10 for the first time. Using CUPS I have configured my network printer - a Laserjet 4000N OK and get a test page. This is where the problems start as the print area and margins are out of adjustment. So, I downloaded align.ps and marginadjust and followed the instructions. Unfortunately, marginadjust script fails with a message "unexpected token (......" which is because the printer name (or is it queue name) is "Laserjet-4000-Series-Postscript-(recommended)" and the round brackets are getting in the way.
The problem I have is the actual printed page area is not the same as any application believes it to be. So, for e.g., if I adjust the margins in Openoffice close to the edge of the physical piece of paper, some of the characters are cut off at the margin. I presume it is a driver problem but open to ideas!
open office...File pulldown....printer settings...properties.....choose the paper type that matches your paper....eg in australia its A4 not letter etc
2) back in that file menu...page preview acts like a print preview
3) if none of that works....click on help and search for
Use printer metrics for document formatting
Specifies that printer metrics are applied for printing and also for formatting the display on the screen. If this box is not ticked, a printer independent layout will be used for screen display and printing.
If you set this option for the current document and then save the document, for example, in an older binary format, this option will not be saved. If you later open the file from the older format, this option will be set by default.
4) kwrite has a similar option....its called a schema....you can choose print scheme instead of normal
Checked that OpenOffice is set for A4 paper - this agrees with the paper stock in the machine.
Followed the help to set the printer metrics as you describe but no difference. It is OK if I keep the margins to half-inch or more but any less and characters are ignored at the margin boundary. Things are no better if I try and print a web page from Mozilla.
Yes, printer works perfectly using Windows XP. My Windows machine is separate from my experimental Suse 10 machine and they both share the same local wired network. My Laserjet 4000N is fitted with a JetDirect 600N card so it is also connected to my wired network.
I have noticed another thread on this Forum dealing with alignmargin and there is some suggestion that alignmargin does not work anyway. I assumed it would adjust the margins that the test page shows are out of adjustment with the actual paper but perhaps this is a forlorne hope? If that is so, I need not bother that (?bash) cannot read a filename with a bracket in the name and hence crash alignmargin!
Is printing in Linux always so difficult? Would really like to get away from Windows but the basics need to be in place before I can move over! Help much appreciated.