From: Jonathan (j.e.drews_at_worldnet.att.net)
Date: Wed Dec 17 2003 - 00:21:27 EST
OS: FreeBSD 4.9
I set up an envelope template as Martin described (in a previous post)
and at first it would not print. I finally got it to print out after
adjusting the print orientation. Now the normal Abiword docs will print
out just fine without any tinkering.
I really don't know where the problem might be. I see that when I
create a new document I can select an envelope.awt. In page setup, I can
select a size 10 envelope and set it to print as landscape. Finally,
when I select print there is another selection, under the paper tab,
that allows me to select Commercial 10. In addition there is a feed
orientation combo box and another combo box to select either portrait or
landscape. Three different settings; it's a little confusing. I found
that if I set Monarch, in the printing tab, then Abiword would not
print. I was confused about that because I thought monarch was that same
as size 10, at first.
I think Abiword is a really great Open Source project. However, these
multiple configuration pathways may cause confusion for people. Think of
temp workers who may have to use Abiword at client company. They may
have no experience with this WP. Also these multiple features make it
hard to track down and reproduce a bug. I think there should be one
setting for a paper orientation that will suffice. Why is a page
orientation needed in both print setup and page setup? If the word
processor is WYSIWYG wouldn't you want it to print out just as it is
displayed on the screen? I am just curious.
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