[Scribus] how to use "alternative printer command" ?

Plinnell scribusdocs
Sun Sep 5 11:45:47 CEST 2004

On Sunday 05 September 2004 10:17, Zhang Weiwu wrote:
> On the printing dialogue there is an option "alternative printer
> command", click on it the user could input something onto a text box.
> How does anyone use it? I tried to fill "/usr/bin/lpr", "/usr/bin/lpr
> $1", "/usr/bin/lpr %" all of them does not print, but on my Gentoo Linux
> if I don't use alternative printer command it prints fine.
> Could not find the usage on Google.





or any other graphical front end, provided they are installed properly. I have 
tested all of them on Fedora or Suse 9.x and they work fine with Scribus. I 
have found kprinter on KDE 3.2+ to be particularly good at supporting things 
like n-up printing in Scribus. 

Despite some people having issues with CUPS, if Scribus is compiled with CUPS 
support *and* CUPS is properly setup, this is the easiest was to fully access 
all of the features of your printer. 

Also one note of caution. In general, Scribus is one of the few applications 
on Linux which generates high end level 3 PS. (Some versions of Mozilla do 
too.) Some of the command line tools may not work properly with Scribus PS 
output, as it appears to me they assume PS Level 2.

This is one of those areas where Scribus is "pushing the envelope" on Linux. 

Hope that helps,

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