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30-05-2002, 12:50 PM
Just want to make sure I'm on the right track before I dive in further :)

I configured my printer under RedHat7.3 and it test prints fine

Installed OpenOffice (great programme BTW) and it prints to the printer but *bolds* everything.

Bearing in mind that I am working without manuals at this stage...

I intend to look into OpenOffice with the view that the printer needs to be set up from there as well - Is this logical?

30-05-2002, 03:17 PM
That's probably the cause ... I assume that this is Open Office documents which print bolded.

Each document handling programme will have some (toolbar?) options to set the font and bold/italic etc for that document. There will also be a default set of attributes for every file created -- things like font, page size, margins etc. Those are the attributes whichj will be used unless you override them for a particular document. Use the Help in one of the programmes, and look for 'default'. There will be a way to save the defaults you want.

30-05-2002, 07:17 PM
Star Office (& I assume OpenOffice) has it's own little setup program for printers.

If your test page printed fine directly from Linux you can't be too far from getting it running under office.

31-05-2002, 08:47 AM
Thanks guys

After more exploration, I think the problem might be that I'm using TT fonts that I imported from Windows.

The original fonts from the Linux (adobe I think) print just fine.

Maybe I need to get the extra fonts I (actually my sons) want in a specialised Linux format?