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Well, now i'm stumped. Ive got Mandrive '06 and i just want it to detect my printer. its a Lexmark Z32. i tried downloading the drivers from the lexmark website, ...
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- 04-12-2006 #1
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Well, now i'm stumped. Ive got Mandrive '06 and i just want it to detect my printer. its a Lexmark Z32. i tried downloading the drivers from the lexmark website, and it said i didnt have c++ libraries, so i downloaded them. then the config ran but the computer still doesnt see the printer! MCC just says "no printers directly connected". any clues?
also, i want to be able to use my old Microsoft Word docs with OpenOffice.org, but when i open them, the formatting is all screwy. any way to fix that other than converting every single doc?
p.s. thanks for the help and patience!
- 04-12-2006 #2
Don't know how to fix the Word documents but setting up the printer might just be a case of going into mcc (Configure Your Computer) and selecting it from in there. Mandriva is funny with printers though, and I much prefer to set mine up by going into:
I would use CUPS as your printer server. You might be surprised at how much control you have over your printer if you can get that working.
One thought I had about the Word documents ... You could try installing the most up-to-date version of Ooo you can find and opening the docs with that.I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
- 05-12-2006 #3
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Word seems to store its documents in a different format to say Microsoft Office Word.
Both being Microsoft I dont know why ,however Open Office opens MsOfficeWord docs perfectly so I suggest opening each file as you want it as a commer separated values file and it should work or something along those lines . Maybe by a script open each document in the old Word and choose to save as a csv text file or just text file then open them with OO