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Re: XP doc to Debian printer?

On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 01:28:42PM +0800, jqdkf@army.com wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 04:04:04PM -0500, Thomas H. George wrote:
> > My grandson does homework on an XP laptop which connects to our wireless 
> > network but all the other computers on the network are Debian.  Last 
> > year we were told of an HP generic postscript driver, installed it in 
> > the XP and could send the documents in postscript format to Cups running 
> > on the Debian boxes.  It worked then but no longer.  He has lost the 
> > installation program we downloaded and I can't find it at the HP site.
> > 
> > Does anyone know where to find the installation program so we can 
> > reinstall the generic postscript driver?
> > 
> > Alternately, does anyone know of another solution to this problem?
> > 
> > Tom George
> > 
> What I do is first transform it to a pdf file, then print it with whatever
> printer you have. Under debian, you can use openoffice to do that. With 
> windows, I think acrobat can do it for you.

Adobe has a generic postscript driver but it sucks a but since it puts %%Page #%% numbers
in wrong places making those appear in printouts sometimes.


BUT, the best way to print from Xp, is to print directly to lpr. You can do that
I think. Win2k allows it at least. Then it will print using printers drivers
directly - things like magicfilter can cope with this and it will get though
the filter unchanged. I'm not sure about cups though.

- Adam

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