[K12OSN] Changing OpenOffice Default printer

Martin Woolley sysadmin at handsworth.bham.sch.uk
Thu Oct 21 07:50:24 UTC 2004

On Thursday 21 Oct 2004 12:48 am, Access Systems wrote:
> we have a HP laser printer and I can't get OO.o to set it as default, when
> in the printer set up the printer isn't listed, but when in a document I
> can go to "Printer settings"  the HP printer is listed but not as default.
> if I change it manually it works fine. but I have to set it while in each
> document.  obviously there is an occasional "opps" and it really scrambles
> the printer, as the default is "generic printer"  not to mention it spits
> out about a half ream of paper with a single line of code on it, if I
> can't get the "Cancel job" engaged fast enough.
> any ideas here,   it is OO.o 1.0

Generic printer (the default) is just the lpr command.  To change this you 
want the OO spadmin. On my box it's /usr/bin/oopadmin.
Martin Woolley
ICT Support
Handsworth Grammar School
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