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Old 11-05-2005, 06:19 PM   #1
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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?
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


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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