Configuring Printing for Open Officeorg

Before you can print from OpenOffice.org, you may need to set up printing for this suite. If you already set up your printing in Chapter 7, try printing a page from any of the OpenOffice.org applications and see whether it works. For those that are unable to print from OpenOffice.org but can print from other applications, open the OpenOffice.org print tool from:

^ Fedora: Integrated with the main print manager, so you don't need to do anything.

^ Knoppix: From the main menu, choose OfficeOOpenOffice.orgO OpenOffice.org Printer Administration.

i Linspire: From the main menu, choose ProgramsOBusiness & Financed OpenOffice.org 1.1.0OOpenOffice Printer Administration.

i Mandrake: Integrated with the main print manager, so you don't need to do anything.

i SuSE: Integrated with the main print manager, so you don't need to do anything.

i Xandros: Choose LaunchOApplicationsOOpenOffice.orgOPrinter Administration.

Then do the following:

1. Click New Printer.

The Choose A Device Type dialog box appears.

2. Make sure that Add A Printer is selected and then click Next.

The Choose A Driver dialog box appears.

3. Scroll through this screen and locate the make and model of your printer or choose Generic Printer.

4. After you make your selection, click Next.

The Choose A Command Line dialog box appears.

5. Click Next to skip this item.

The Choose A Name dialog box appears.

6. Change the name for this printer if you want.

7. If you want to use this printer as your default, click the Use As Default Printer box.

8. Click Finish to add this printer to your list and then Close to close the printing tool.

Before you close the tool, you may want to click Test Page to see whether you can print a test page.

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