Re: Another gnumeric printing problem

Dave Feustel wrote:

On Thursday 09 June 2005 02:06 pm, Stephan Wehner wrote:
You're looking for lpq ?

Tried that along with lpc and lprm.
Nothing stopped the printer printing garbage
until I deleted the files from  /var/spool/lpd/aps1
I thought there was a command to manipulate the
files in the print queue, but none of the commands
above worked that way for me.

I printed an older pdf file no problem, so the current print
problem seems to be in bk2.pdf which was generated
by the 'print to pdf file' command in gnumeric.
To reiterate, the entire gnumeric print dialog is buggy,
buggy, buggy. The rest of gnumeric is working well for me.
Unfortunately, I use a lot of hardcopy records every day on
my delivery route so the print problems are a serious impediment.

Also lprm might be useful for you for the next little while :)


On 6/9/05, Dave Feustel <dfeustel verizon net> wrote:
I generated a pdf file of a dead simple 1 page spreadsheet
(no formulas) using the gnumeric print command.
I examined the file using xpdf and the file looked ok.
When I attempted to print the file using the command
lpr -P aps1 <filename>,
I am getting page after page, each with 1 printed line of garbage.
I don't know where the problem lies, but this makes
my printer unusable. I used to have this problem when I
printed kde files before I installed aps1, but not since then
until now.

What command shows the names of files in the print queue?
(I've looked but just can't find it)
Dave Feustel

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Programs like Adobe reader and xpdf that view the files allow the file to be printed from the viewer. If the filter in aps isn't properly configured, it can easily choke on a pdf object that it doesn't understand.

The only version of gnumeric that I have available (1.0.8) knows nothing about pdf, so I'll have to get close to a more current version before doing my own tests of pdf output from gnumeric. Also, I have no experience with apsfilter, so I can't help much with configuring it. However, the pdf format is well documented, so there should be no difficulty identifying difficulties in the file.

The pdf format changes frequently, so it easy to get a mismatch in formats. Postscript would be a better standard if your main aim is eventual printing of the file. There should be no difficulty working with compressed postscript files if the verbose nature of the language is a problem.

--RT Bumby
 Rutgers University Mathematics Department

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