Re: Adding a printer to OpenOffice

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Frank Cox wrote:
> I want to automatically create a .ps file from a html file using a script on
> this FC6 machine.


> It seems to me that OpenOffice should fit this bill as it can load a html file
> and print to a PostScript file.  However, doing this automatically from the
> commandline is becoming a challenge.

Like using a sledge hammer to drive a wire brad.

> I thought I might be able to set up a printer using spadmin that would simply
> print to a file, then use a command like:
> ooffice -pt textfileprinter document.html
> Unfortunately, I have run into a roadblock here in that, on my installation of
> OpenOffice, when I run /usr/lib/openoffice.org2.0/program/spadmin and select
> "new printer" the options "Add a printer" (and "Import printers from a
> StarOffice intallation", though this one is not relevant) are greyed out and
> the only selections that I can make are "Connect a fax device" or "Connect a
> PDF converter".
> So how can I add a printer to OpenOffice that will print to a Postscript file?

Kevin J. Cummings
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