p3nndrag0n at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 12:07:32 UTC 2008
On Tuesday 12 February 2008 20:35:39 Gernot Hassenpflug wrote:
> On Feb 12, 2008 7:05 PM, James Takac <p3nndrag0n at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tuesday 12 February 2008 18:35:40 Gernot Hassenpflug wrote:
> > > On Feb 12, 2008 5:02 PM, James Takac <p3nndrag0n at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > Hi Guys
> > > >
> > > > Am wondering if there's some software equivalent of fineprint for
> > > > ubuntu. Basically it allows one to print so you can fit up to 8 pages
> > > > per side of paper, as booklets, etc
> > > >
> > > > James
> > >
> > > From the command line psnup will do that.
> > >
> > > For general use, if you use the kdeprint dialog from KPDF or
> > > KGhostscript you have the ability to choose many pages per sheet out
> > > output paper (also the poster filter to do the opposite). If you use
> > > GNOME, install kdeprint and use that instead of lpr in your
> > > application to get the kdeprint dialog box even in GNOME.
> > >
> > > HTH, Gernot
> > Hi Gernot
> > How does one then swap lpr for kdeprint? I haven't seen anywhere I can do
> > so in the apps I use so far or from the system menu
> I do not know how to do that system-wide, since presumably there is
> still no intermediate "print" function that applications call.
> Instead, you will probably have to set that for each application. For
> instance, in xpdf, if you replace lpr -Pprintername etc. with kprinter
> -Pprintername etc. then you will get the KDE print dialog coming up
> with printername selected but others available as usual. One more
> level of control.
> Same with emacs settings for the printer command.
> Maybe you can configure kprinter as a drop-in replacement for lpr
> (soft link?) but I don't know if all options are equivalent.
> Cheers, Gernot
Well, I found page-crush in the repos which is a front end for pnsup. Just
seems a lil long winded to print to a file first, then use page-crush to
reprint to another file, then print that file. But at least it dose what I'm
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