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Old 11-05-2005, 06:19 PM   #1
Luc484
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Printing pdf


Hi. I sometime have some difficulties in printing pdf files. These files have a high quality, and it seems that the result work calculated by kjobviewer is over 40MB. I know in such situations it is possible to use an utility to print with a specified quality. Does anybody know something about this? I looked up gs in the man file, but I can't understand how to send the file to the printer, since my printer is not present. Is there any other way?
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Old 11-05-2005, 06:34 PM   #2
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don't understand question

Are you asking how to print your file to a printer which is not present? If you don't have a printer, how do you expect to print anything? Are you instead saying that you are presented with an error indicating the computer does not recognize your printer?

You can always convert a pdf file to a ps file using pdf2ps or convert, then print the ps file using

lpr filename.ps

Keep in mind, the ps file will be an order of magnitude larger than the pdf file.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 04:26 AM   #3
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The problem is that gs in the device section does not have my printer, so I don't know how to direct the output to it. I tried this command you suggested (lpr), and found out it works greatly. I only have another question. I looked up in the man pages and I made some researches with google, but found nothing. I need to print these files with more pages per paper and to print only odd or even pages. I think it's possible with this command, but I can't understand how. There is a parameter "-o" for options, but I can't find which options are available. Does anybody know where to find informations about this?
Thanks for the advice.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 05:57 AM   #4
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Ok. I found what I was looking for. The parameters I needed are described in the official documentation. Using the lp command I can print large documents with no problems. I don't know why kprinter is not able to do that. Maybe it is a problem of Adobe and not of kprint.
 
  


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