Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||allow adding printers with spadmin despite running cups (Print dialog Linux/KDE is unsatisfying)|
|Component:||printing||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P3||CC:||baumux, bugzilla, chris_mux, chrlutz, issues, mux2005|
|Version:||OOo 2.0.2||Keywords:||oooqa, rfe_eval_ok|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description docb 2006-04-25 19:20:33 UTC
Hi, 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 SAL_DISABLE_CUPS) 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. Thanks!
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)