Issue 64759

Summary: allow adding printers with spadmin despite running cups (Print dialog Linux/KDE is unsatisfying)
Product: Writer Reporter: docb <axel.braun>
Component: printingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: baumux, bugzilla, chris_mux, chrlutz, issues, mux2005
Version: OOo 2.0.2Keywords: oooqa, rfe_eval_ok
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux, all   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Description docb 2006-04-25 19:20:33 UTC
printing a document from a Linux-box is some kind of a nightmare:
- OO displays by default the available printers from Cups. So far OK
- Creating an additional printer allows the option Fax or PDF - why not a
'normal' printer?
- before OO 2.0, it was possible to reassign the 'generic printer' to kprinter
--stdin. By this you have all available printer plus fax, PPDF and so on
available. This option does not exist anymore (Except this undocumented
So, PLEASE, make an easily useable option to either setup a new printer for
kprinter or to select the kprinter-dialog as default printer setting.

Comment 1 michael.ruess 2006-04-26 07:06:41 UTC
Reassigned to HI.
Comment 2 h.ilter 2006-04-26 10:31:12 UTC
Issue type changed from defect.
Comment 3 philipp.lohmann 2006-04-26 12:21:26 UTC
a feature to be considered
Comment 4 mux2005 2006-07-20 11:27:54 UTC
This is an important issue for us, too. Our Windows users are used to being able
to do n-up printing in the print dialog. When they are migrated to Linux
suddenly the most important application for them (the word processor) doesn't
allow n-up printing anymore, because the printer dialog doesn't offer it. The
problem is made worse by the fact that even the simple text editor kedit has
this option (by virtue of the standard KDE print dialog). It is very hard to
communicate to an end user why a simple text editor has a more powerful print
dialog than the word processor.
Comment 5 lohmaier 2006-07-25 01:24:50 UTC
great that pl now considers this something "to be considered" after closing a
cuple of previous issues requesting the ability to add custom printers despite
running cups...

PS: Cou can add kprint of other printer by creating a "fax" or "PDF-Konverter" -
you don't have to disable cups using the environment variable.
PPS: You can do n-up printing using File|Page/Print preview (see the OnlineHelp
for more details)