Corel Draw and Printing

Roland Kaeser roland.kaeser at
Mon Jan 30 05:44:04 CST 2006


Sorry, had to do something emergency stuff these days. I tried it to print
into a postscript file sent it to the printer (we don't have local
printers, all our, and mine, printers are only network printers, so I can't
send the code to /dev/lp0).
This worked fine.  I think its a kind of missing config parameters and its
behaviour in wine. It should be possible to force wine to spool everything
first through the local cups instead of sending it "passthough". 
Can somebody see that this feature comes into wine asap.

Roland Kaeser

Kuba Ober wrote:

>> There is, since a longer time ago, a wine bug #3599 about Corel Draw and
>> printing. Its a very strange behaviour. I can configure what ever I want,
>> I always uses the wine passthrough and sends the postscript code, of
>> Corel Draw directly to the printer instead of spooling it first through
>> the cups driver. I've readt all known documentations about wine and
>> printing but cannot get one step ahead. Can somebody tell me the wine
>> internal reason of this behaviour? I would really like to have this
>> feature working. Why didn't wine spool everything first through the cups
>> spooler (as the default behaviour) unless an other, explicity specified
>> configuration tells wine to
>> passthrough the spool output. The other question is, why shows  wine a
>> postscript printer to corel draw? I know, I know, on Linux all printer
>> interfaces are postscript, but Corel takes this info literally and
>> explicitly creates postscript code (by itself) and not uses the windows
>> printer api to create the printer-document.
> That's probably how Corel was designed, and that's OK.
> Now as far as sending "directly" to the printer, what do you mean? Why do
> you think it goes "directly" to the printer? Directly as in what -- wine
> dumping to /dev/lp0? Have you looked at cups logs?
> Cheers, Kuba

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