[scribus] Printing to Phaser 7400DN

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Mon Jun 22 05:22:22 CEST 2009

On Sun, 21 Jun 2009 18:31:53 -0700
John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> dijo:

> I'll keep poking at it, but there are so many options that it may take
> the rest of my life to hit on the right combination. :(  I keep hoping
> I can find a Linux user who actually owns one of these printers.

Just to show you how messed up printing on Linux is, here is how I
finally got correct output:

Set the Printer to default of TabloidExtra, no duplex, Portrait.
Open the PDF (exported from Scribus) in Okular
Print by setting in the printer Properties tab the margins to -0- and
	the orientation to Portrait

The landscape page then prints centered on the page in landscape mode.
If I tell it to print in landscape mode the output is portrait.

But Okular prints only one copy at a time because its "number of
copies" drop-down option is broken. And when you go to reprint it
remembers nothing of the options you set the previous time, so you have
to click - type - click - type all the way through the print dialog
boxes over again for each copy.

This time I needed only 20 copies. I sure hope I find a better way
before the time comes when I need several hundred copies of this cover.

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