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Configuration and Use of Apsfilter in Applications

This rubric shows some examples, how to use apsfilter with different Open Source applications. We use the same categories here like the FreeBSD ports collection.

If you have some interesting ideas, feel free to write them to Stacey Roberts who is maintining this page. -Andreas

Thanks for all your kind contributions !!! -Stacey

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Evolutionhttp://www.ximian.com

Contributed by: Stacey Roberts
Version: 1.2.0

Presuming that you've been able to print the test page during SETUP and have already (I)nstalled apsfilter on your system, do the following:-

  • Click on FILE
  • Click on PRINT
  • Under "Select Printer" section, leave the name as "Generic Postscript"
  • Click the "Printer" radio button, and enter "lpr -P(printer_name)"

The preceding steps would set up printing to you new printer from Evolution. Once these settings are in place, test by now clicking on the "Print" button on the bottom left of the dialogue box.

This should have printed fine. The great thing about this is that after this up, the printer settings are now there until you decide to change them.

Mutthttp://www.mutt.org

Contributed by: Andreas Klemm
Version: 1.5.1i and possibly others

Place one of the following entries into your $HOME/.muttrc or $HOME/.mutt/muttrc file:

  • set print_cmd="mailp -a4 | lpr"
  • set print_cmd="a2ps -E --highlight-level=1 -o - | lpr"
  • set print_cmd="lpr -C norm:header:border:landscape:2pps"


Print
Acrobat Readerhttp://www.adobe.com

Contributed by: Stacey Roberts
Version: x86 linux version:5.0.5

For this tip, there really isn't much to getting your pdf docs printed using apsfilter. As before, as long as you've been able to successfully print the test page and installed the print queue to /etc/printcap, then this should be all that's required.

  • Click on FILE
  • Click on PRINT
  • Ensure that the "Printer" radio button is selected at the top
  • To be safe, enter the full print command is in the text field:
  • For BSD - "lpr -P(printer_name)
  • Verify that settings in other sections are okay
  • Click the "OK" button
  • And that should be it, printer should be singing by now

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Operahttp://www.opera.com

Contributed by: Stacey Roberts
Version: 6.03

Presuming that you've been able to print the test page during SETUP and have already (I)nstalled apsfilter on your system, do the following:-

  • Click on FILE
  • Click on PRINT

The "Print" dialogue box should pop up with the printer installed by apsfilter during SETUP displayed in the top pane. Opera is extremely good at picking up printer configurations in /etc/printcap for each printer installed, so highlight the printer entry in the top paneand click on the "OPTIONS" tab. Simply click / select various print options you would require for your job, and you're ready to print.

This is even easier. Click the "PRINT" button at the bottom of the dialogue box and very quickly, you should hear the printer initializing itself and proceeding to print your web page from Opera. And that's it! Very neat, very tidy.




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