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Old 03-12-2004, 08:57 PM   #1
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How to install printer on OpenOffice

Hi - I just installed KDE 3.2 and OpenOffice on my Debian PC. Both are great program but I can't print in OpenOffice. I configured my HP Laserjet printer in the Control Center & prints a test page with no problem. However, it's not in the list of printers in OpenOffice. There's two printers listed in the drop-down list - lp and Generic Printer - but not the LaserJet. How do I get my LaserJet to show up in the list of printers in OpenOffice? Thanks in advance for your help.
Old 03-12-2004, 09:18 PM   #2
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Hi there

I had exactly that problem on my own today!
I resolved it, when I UNINSTALLED the AcrobatDistiler from avaiable printers in printer control menu (under KDE destop, Mandrake Linux 9.2).

It seems that somehow OpenOffice (at least Write) when AdobeDistiler (acrobat) is instaled from KDEprint menu, manages that it can be "seen" only that "generic" ps printer, and PDF writer...
In the same time ALL other applications was able to "see" and print through all avaiable&installed printers..

Anyway, after deleting AdobeDistiler from the list of avaiable printers in KDEprint menu, and restarting of OpenOffice Writer, everything was OK...

Best regards,

Old 04-28-2015, 11:31 AM   #3
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There is an extra printer setup program named spadmin [in /usr/lib/openoffice/program/] just for Openoffice.
Old 04-28-2015, 02:40 PM   #4
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you do KNOW that this thread was from 2004
11 YEARS AGO !!!
for a desktop KDE 3.2 that is NO MORE
and for a operating system that also is NO longer around


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