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Old 07-19-2002, 08:26 AM   #1
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Printing from lpr to plain text


I'm using REd Hat 7.1

I want to print any document to plain text through 'lpr' into a file. (I do not have a real priter installed).

Any suggestions ?

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Old 07-19-2002, 10:48 AM   #2
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What application are you printing from? e.g. there's no point printing a plain text file into another plain text file.

A lot of apps let you print to a postscript file - you can you something like pstotext to convert to a different format, or use gnome-gv or something to view the postscript file.
Old 07-19-2002, 11:25 PM   #3
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Thanks danrees, I already tried that. But what about PDF files ? Let's say I view a pdf file in xpdf, and I print it to a ps and then convert it to plain text (or print to plain text directly). But xpdf doesn't have an such option. It prints through lpr. That's why I want a printer driver.

What do you think ?


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