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Old 05-03-2002, 12:08 PM   #1
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Exclamation Xpdf will not print


Heya everyone,
When I download a pdf file I use Xpdf to open it up. It opens perfectly, I can browse through the file no problem. Then, the time to print comes. How it works is, Xpdf will not print directly, after you click on "Print" it makes a second file which is the one you are supposed to print from. So, you go to that file, open it up, and it's got a bunch of selections to where print all pages, or just the checked ones, etc.
Well, when I'm done selecting, in this case all of them, I press print. But the thing doesn't print!, it just makes another file in a folder from which I guess it is supposed to get printed, but nothing happens!!
I tried oppening up that "new" file that is created as soon as I click on print on the printable version of the pdf, and I cannot open it.
Everything else prints fine, Abiword, Staroffice, netscape, but not Xpdf.
Thanks for the help guys!

zLinxz
 
Old 05-03-2002, 01:06 PM   #2
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Why not just simply print the file output by xpdf, via "lpr <filename>" (or supply the "-P" option to choose a printer).

If you want your pdf reader to print directly, you may want to get a copy of Acrobat Reader for Linux, or use something like kghostview
 
Old 05-03-2002, 01:29 PM   #3
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Uh-oh!

Try "gv" or convert the pdf to ps with

pdf2ps file.pdf

and print with lpr, if you couldn't, for some reason, print the .pdf directly.

HTH,

vfs.
 
Old 05-03-2002, 05:53 PM   #4
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Talking ahhhh

Thanks a lot guys, I'll try getting the acrobat reader for Linux...actually I think before I did I just had not remembered, thanks for the suggestion!!

zLinuxz
 
  


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