[K12OSN] PDF file creation

James P. Kinney III jkinney at localnetsolutions.com
Wed Jun 18 00:27:44 UTC 2008

I did a .bashrc script that recognized what room the user was in and set
the default printer to one in the room. Next iteration will do some
transitory group membership things so they are blocked from printing to
any other printer but the allowed one(s).
On Tue, 2008-06-17 at 17:47 -0500, Almquist Burke wrote:
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> On Jun 16, 2008, at 9:39 AM, Brian Chivers wrote:
> > I have in the past installed a simple pdf printer but I've found  
> > that very helpfully local printer take the default over network  
> > printers on Doze, so when a user just hits print the document is  
> > sent to the pdf creator not the default printer. Yes I know that  
> > people shouldn't do that but they do and the teachers don't teach  
> > them otherwise (I feel a rant about bad teaching coming on *grin*)
> >
> I think some people here set the default printer to /dev/null to make  
> sure that users are FORCED to select a printer every time. That's one  
> way to handle people always printing dumbly to the default every  
> time. Force them to choose.
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