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Old 06-21-2011, 10:47 PM   #1
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Cannot print envelopes with LibreOffice Writer, HP LaserJet 5M

This question may be too specific for anyone to answer, but here goes anyway. I'm running Kubuntu 11.04 and LibreOffice Writer 3.3.2. I'm trying to print a #10 envelope on an HP LaserJet 5M printer. When I create the envelope and attempt to print it, LIbreOffice sets the paper size to #10 Envelope, as it should. I put the envelope into the manual feed tray and initiate the actual printing operation. The printer goes through the motions of processing the output -- and then goes back to the READY state without printing anything. I've tried using all possible Paper Tray settings and also using the CUPS drivers rather than the Foomatic drivers. None of that makes a difference. What does make a difference is setting the paper size to Letter, but then, of course, the information prints in the wrong place on the page.

So what's the secret of printing envelopes in this environment?
Old 06-21-2011, 10:58 PM   #2
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I can relate. Printing envelopes was a nightmare with I don't have the same printer as you, but I suggest you get labels for the envelopes instead, and print those, rather than directly printing upon the envelopes. It's much easier. (Or manually use a pen -- also much easier).
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