print properties in openoffice

Chris Kloiber ckloiber at
Mon May 24 20:21:46 UTC 2004

On Tue, 2004-05-25 at 03:28, damon fister wrote:
> Hello all,
> Having an interesting problem with Openoffice since spadmin/oopadmin has been 
> removed. When i try to select File-->Printer Settings-->Properties  I can not 
> set any additional driver options for my printers, the dialog does not show 
> up.  This is a problem for me since I need to make use of duplexing and I 
> also have a printer that I need to use a PPD driver. I am connecting to 2 
> jetdirect printers 1 HP Laserjet 4000 (standard driver) and 1 Xerox Phaser 
> 8200 (PPD) . Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, especially if 
> this is going to be the default OOo install in RHEL4. I would be saddened if 
> I had to uninstall the new and improved RHOpenoffice and install a stock OOo.
> Thanks in advance
> Damon Fister

CUPS uses PPD files. put it in /usr/share/cups/model then set up the
printer using the system-config-printer. Duplex (and all other options)
should be accessible at that point.

Chris Kloiber

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