Re: xpdf print command fails
On Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 05:04:06PM +0200, Olive wrote:
> Thomas H. George wrote:
> >I downloaded several pdf files and can read them with xpdf but the print
> >command apparently sends the output to oblivion.
> >I use CUPS. The lp command will print text files and the CUPS
> >testprint.ps file. Openoffice knows about both the printers on the LAN
> >and will print to either of them. When I try to print from xpdf it
> >accepts the command but nothing is printed and a check with lynx
> >localhost:631, Manage Jobs reports that no jobs are pending.
> >I wanted to import the pdf files into Openoffice but there was no option
> >to do this and even the export option has disappeared.
> >Has anyone encountered this problem and is there a solution?
> >Tom George
> try "lpr" or "lp -"
> (lp only need a file; xpdf pipe the postscript trough the standard input
> of the command)
xpdf does have the option to write the output to a file as a postscript
file. I had it do this and found that ghostscript cannot read the file
that xpdf creates. The command gs a-5.ps exits with the message
Error: /typecheck in --put--
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