Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 221230
gtk print dialog: No capability to specify that print to file should be B&W output only
Last modified: 2008-05-06 13:17:28 EDT
Description of problem:
"print to file" option no longer exists on printing dialog.
No way to print Black and White postscript files.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to print from OO writer
2. Select a B&W printer
3. No checkbox to print to file as in past versions RHEL
Cannot print to B&W. LuLu.com Press cannot distribute color PDF through their
Create B&W PS file.
Tried many other options. Eg.. parallel:/var/out.ps as device and many drivers
including ones known to be for B&W printers. The few which create a PostScript
(such as the Generic PostScript) do not create a B&W file. ps2pdf and other
tools do not convert images to gray AFAICT. Tried numerous options to ps2pdf.
Went back to an older release but OO Writer has a big bug in that the file
totally reformats even on 2.0.4 from FC5 to 2.0.4 on RHEL4. Arg! Now index and
TOC have to be re-done.
Thanks for any direction!
Fixing component and reassigning.
A workaround is to select tools->options->general and tick "use openoffice.org
dialogs" in which case you can use the traditional print dialog.
caolanm->mclasen: There just isn't a way for the user to specify that the
generic print to file from the gtk print dialog should be in b&w only.
The problem here is that cairo does not have a B/W PostScript or PDF surface...
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