Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77828
Cannot create PDFs
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:25 EDT
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Description of problem:
Had a hard time with OO on RH8.0. Simply doesn't create PDFs. I also posted a
bug report to OpenOffice (http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=6829)
, but by now it seems it is an integration problem into RH:
In /usr/lib/openoffice/spadmin I created the default printer lpr (a LaserJet)
and the PDF-converter. The user can print to the LaserJet, but no PDF is created
in the target directory. I found, that the PDF had been created in the default
("My Documents") directory.
Then I ran ~.openoffice/spadmin and set the PDF-directory again, and now nothing
is created nowhere (slocate updated is my friend). Only straightforward printing
to LaserJet still works, even printing to a file is out of question (simply
nothing is produced).
I only renamed the default printer (su) to LaserJet 5 and now LaserJet 5 *and*
the old "Generic Printer" show up in spadmin (user), none of which can be
removed. Okay for the PDF-converter and the LaserJet 5; but how (where) to
remove the former "Generic Printer" which is not available under spadmin (su)
and not removable in spadmin (user). I also set A4 as default for PDF-converter,
but the printer applet always falls back to Letter. A big hole of a mess, by now.
How to reset the settings for spadmin for both su and user?
And then, thereafter: how to make the PDF-converter produce PDFs again?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. (please, see above !)
Actual Results: No printing to file, no PDF-conversion
Expected Results: Consistent setup (spadmin) for su and user to permit creation
of PDF and printing to a file. Plus a clear reset function that erases all
printers, at least as su.
*** Bug 77829 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Can you post the string you have for the PDF coverter from spadmin?
May I deviate somewhat from the topic. please ?
I wouldn't know where else to post this.
You guys are doing a good job, really ! Congratulations !
At times I was impatient, dissatisfied. My excuses.
You are cleaning up very well; probably related to the professional,
commercial background of RedHat.
You're trying to sort out all details that went wrong. Forensics.
Will make RedHat a great success ! Keep going.
Now back to your request: It was like what I posted. On November 14;
more than a year ago. Then OO probably had been some 1.0.something.
Inbetween, we had a few hundered RHN-updates. We also had two (?)
betas of OO 1.1; 5 RCs; 1.1.0 itself.
Of course, my system(s) today are so different, and - honestly - you
cannot expect me to freeze a non-functional state. Just for space, at
a certain moment I had to delete the OO that came with 8.0.
You will understand that I am unable to provide what you asked for.
Kind regards, and keep up the good job !
Please try current OOo 1.1.0, and reopen if problem still occurs.
Specifically, try the File->Export to PDF functionality and see if
that has problems too. Thanks!