[scribus] Printing to Phaser 7400DN

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Mon Jun 22 16:00:11 CEST 2009

On Sunday 21 June 2009 11:22:22 pm John Jason Jordan wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Jun 2009 18:31:53 -0700
> John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> dijo:
> > I'll keep poking at it, but there are so many options that it
> > may take the rest of my life to hit on the right combination.
> > :(  I keep hoping I can find a Linux user who actually owns one
> > of these printers.
> Just to show you how messed up printing on Linux is, here is how
> I finally got correct output:
> Set the Printer to default of TabloidExtra, no duplex, Portrait.
> Open the PDF (exported from Scribus) in Okular
> Print by setting in the printer Properties tab the margins to -0-
> and the orientation to Portrait
> The landscape page then prints centered on the page in landscape
> mode. If I tell it to print in landscape mode the output is
> portrait.
> But Okular prints only one copy at a time because its "number of
> copies" drop-down option is broken. And when you go to reprint it
> remembers nothing of the options you set the previous time, so
> you have to click - type - click - type all the way through the
> print dialog boxes over again for each copy.
> This time I needed only 20 copies. I sure hope I find a better
> way before the time comes when I need several hundred copies of
> this cover.

You might have better luck with a different version of Linux.  I 
guess Okular is a Debian thingie. I use Slackware, KDE, and either 
Acroread or Kpdf for printing files.  Or I can just use lpr and 
specify a number of copies. 


John Culleton
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