Certain apps - no printers

Derek Broughton derek_broughton at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 16 06:52:39 CDT 2002

From: "Keith Matthews" <keith_m at sweeney.demon.co.uk>

> On Thu, 12 Sep 2002 21:41:59 -0500
> "Charles Logan" <clogan at bluenorthernsoftware.com> wrote:
> > It's taken a while, but with good old trial and error (and lots of
> > good advice from this list) I've managed to get Wine printing... most
> > of the time. With the current config I'm using, CUPS, KDE, Debian, all
> > but a couple of the Windows apps I've installed print to the local
> > printer perfectly.  However, there are a couple other apps that can't
> > seem to find a printer at all.  Going to the print dialog, the 'select
> > printer' field is blank.  On the apps that are working, my trusty HP4
> > is listed there and accessible. Aside from the missing printer, all
> > other aspects of these apps seems fine. Why a few apps see the printer
> > and others don't is what's baffling me. Is there something I'm missing
> > in the app's default config that would make the printer show up?
> This may not be a wine issue.  (Note I say 'may' not 'is'.)
> There has been significant correspondence on the Open Office list
> recently about OOo not finding printers when running on various versions
> of Windows. There is also a history of such things happening with MS
> apps on Windows. Some knowledge base references have been published but
> I do not have them to hand.

Agreed.  I use an NT 4 workstation at work, and it can only print to Network
printers from some apps. I frequently cut&paste docs into Word just to be
able to print them... :-(

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