From: John Mellor (John@Kungfu-tse.net)
Date: Wed Feb 13 2002 - 23:17:48 GMT
On Wed, 2002-02-13 at 19:27, Dom Lachowicz wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-02-08 at 16:30, John Mellor wrote:
> > I think there is a technical expression for this but I hope I can make
> > myself clear. I put a Gnome Printer Applet in my panel so I can print
> > files by dragging them straight from the file manager (Nautilus) and
> > dropping them onto the applet. Very convenient I thought for a quick
> > copy without opening Abiword. However, the output is a verbatim copy of
> > all the formatting info. The same happens if I print from the X-printer
> > utility. I presume both these think the file is plain text. Both use lpr
> > as the command, but I cannot find any argument that might resolve this.
> > Can anyone help please?
> AbiWord files are just plain text, as all XML files are. Drag a HTML
> file to your printer and you'll get just the HTML tags and not the
> pretty display that netscape will show you on screen. You can run
> abiword --print=file.ps or abiword --print=|lpr to print to a file or to
> a printer.
Thanks, Dom. I think I see what is happening now. The next question I
then have, if you don't mind,is: I have downloaded gtklp and would like
to use it for all my printing. I changed lpr in the galeon printing box
to gtklp and it has stayed there, which is just what I want. I cannot,
however, do the same with Abiword as it just keeps reappearing as lpr.
The same happens with the printing box in Evolution. Any ideas how I can
make it stay as gtklp? I don't mind the initial box appearing, as it
gives me the option of a print preview in Galeon, and of printing to
Gfax in Abiword and Evolution. I would just like its printing
instruction to be gtklp instead of lpr, so I can check all the settings
before printing anything.
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