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OS: Red Hat 9 Hi When printing from 0penOficce.org Writer Word Processor or 0penOficce.org Calc or also from Text Editor, and after after clicking on file-print, the sheet of paper ...
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    Printing Problems !!!!


    OS: Red Hat 9

    Hi

    When printing from 0penOficce.org Writer Word Processor or 0penOficce.org Calc or also from Text Editor, and after after clicking on file-print, the sheet of paper passes through the printer without printing out anything.

    It's very extrange cause when I print from Mozilla Navigator or any internet's information, it does it perfectly.

    I have set up the printer step by step many times and made the default print-test and seems to be fine, but when intenting to print from openoffice doesn't work.

    By the way my printer is a Epson LX 810 Dot Matrix Printer, and it is on the Linux- Printer
    Configuration List but it isnot on the OpenOffice.org Printer Setup.

    Does anyone know how to troubleshoot it and make it print ??

    Any Ideas???


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    Are you getting your document Printed after the blank page?

    If NOT try adding printer ( making Office recognise ur printer) by using OpenOffice's Printer Setup.

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    As root you should run the openoffice.org ./spadmin prog which resides wherever openoffice.org lurks on your pc.
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    Hi SunnyLearns,

    Let me answer your question,

    Are you getting your document Printed after the blank page?
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    No Im not.
    The Document passes through the printer totaly blanked when printing from OpenOficce, have in mind, just from OpenOffice.

    When making a print-test from Printer Configuration, it's fine.

    When printing from Mozilla Web Browser any web page, it's also fine.

    When printing a txt file from terminal with command "lpr" it's also fine, though it doesn't asumme some characters. But anyway, it prints with some errors.
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    If NOT try adding printer ( making Office recognise ur printer) by using OpenOffice's Printer Setup.
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    I already tried it. But if you check on the OpenOffice's Printer Setup Manufactures List, The Epson LX810 isnot included. It talks about some generic printer, that I can't really figure it out.

    If you have any idea about it, I will appreciate it.

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    Hi Christ H,

    Can you explain your suggestion to me clearer and step by step?
    Sorry I'm a newbie.

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    Open a terminal window

    Type su and enter root password when asked.

    Type whereis openoffice

    You should have it in opt/openoffice or summat like that.

    Type cd pathtodirectory

    Type ls to see if spadmin is there.

    If it is type ./spadmin and hopefully it'll let you add your printer.

    Post back if there's a prob.
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    PC Caf, did you not consider installing your printer using CUPS?
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