Re: Printing with Abiword2.0

From: Keith Powell (
Date: Mon Dec 01 2003 - 15:15:54 EST

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    On Monday 01 Dec 2003 2:39 am, Alison Russell wrote:
    > Hi Keith,
    > On Sat, 2003-11-29 at 07:27, Keith Powell wrote:
    > > Is it possible to print either just odd pages or just even pages
    > > with Abiword2? The Print->Selection button doesn't seem to do
    > > anything.
    > I use CUPS for printing, and can do this using gtklp. I am running
    > debian, and gnome 2. I dont know if this will help you, as I am a
    > very new newbie, but it works for me.
    > Cheers,
    > Alli

    Alan added

    > From his mail headers you can tell that Keith is using Kmail and
    > therefore must be using Linux so that information probably will be
    > useful.

    You can take your Sherlock Holmes hat off now, Alan! Yes, I am using
    Linux. My main distro is the excellent Libranet. I also run SUSE and am
    looking at the latest Mandrake from a magazine cover disk. It's
    interesting comparing them all. I sometimes use Gnome, sometimes KDE
    and sometimes IceWM. but I have standardised on KMail as I really like
    just using the arrow keys to scroll through the headers and the

    Thank you, Alison, for your very useful reply. I have not heard of
    gtklp, so I will definitely give it a try. There is what is probably a
    KDE equivalent called KPrinter. But it would be nice to be able to
    print alternate sides from inside Abiword, rather that having to set up
    an external program each time. (Just being lazy!).

    As I have said, I like the Debian type of distribution, with its much
    better method of sorting dependencies. That is why Libranet is the
    distro I use mostly.

    I tried plain Debian some months ago, but it was a disaster for me. I
    got it basically installed quite easily, but couldn't get it to print,
    scan, or connect to the internet. Not a lot of use. So after a week or
    so of struggling I gave up.

    Thanks again, Alison, for the help.



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