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    Default KDE printing with OpenOffice.org OOO

    I recently upgraded from KDE 3.5 to KDE 4. Before, I just to be able to customize the OpenOffice.org printing dialog so that it would use the KDE printing dialog (based on this page: http://susewiki.org/index.php?title=...OpenOffice.org).

    I've been looking for the Kprinter application in /usr/bin, but couldn't find it. Does anyone know which KDE 4 application is taking care of printing, and/or how I would have to change the setup in OOo spadmin?

    Thanks,

    homoludens

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    You can have a look at it.

    kde:

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    julian5, thanks for the link. Hm, the project seems to be dead, no? There hasn't been any news since 2006.

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    Sorry, I need to bump this issue ...

    Can anyone help me getting OOo 3.0 to use the KDE printing routing under KDE 4.2?

    homoludens

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    Default Re: KDE printing with OpenOffice.org OOO

    Not quite sure what features of the KDE interface you are thinking about but the Go-OO version of OO has something very similar to the KDE interface anyway, unlike the Sun version.

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    Thanks for the tip! I hadn't head about Go-OO yet, but it sounds promising. Will definitely give it a try.

    homoludens

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    Default Re: KDE printing with OpenOffice.org OOO

    OpenOffice was connecting to KDE printing via a program called kprinter. Unfortunately, in KDE4.x, this program is not included. I have asked about it in the forum and so far, I haven't got any concrete answers.
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    syampillai:

    Yes, I know, that was my original question. I haven't been able yet to find out which printing routine is being used by KDE 4 either. Currently, I've set OOo to use KPrinter, even though it's a KDE 3 app.

    Cheers,

    homoludens

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    Nothing equivalent to kprinter is in the plan for KDE4.x.
    Someone told me that there is a plan in KDE4.3 but I couldn't verify it because no details are available. There is a mention about something related to printing but no details.
    It is very surprising that such a useful and critical utility was just left out in a major release.
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    I haven't been able yet to find out which printing routine is being used by KDE 4 either.
    AFAIU, KDE4 (Qt) apps use the qt backends. Non-KDE apps will talk to (lp, lpr or similar) cups printing system directly.

    There is no GUI front-end intrinsic to KDE4.X as yet.

    References and discussion concerning Qt print system:

    'Re: [Kde-print-devel] Future of KPrinter' - MARC

    Help - Eclipse Platform

    Qt 4.5: What's New in Qt 4

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