This is a discussion on Re: Problems creating new printer with ppd for ps-file output only! - KDE ; Gero Mudersbach wrote: > Hello, > = > I have the following problem: > = > I have to create a postscript "ps" file using a special ppd file for a fi= lm = > imagesetter (it's not installed locally, ...
Gero Mudersbach wrote:
> I have the following problem:
> I have to create a postscript "ps" file using a special ppd file for a fi=
> imagesetter (it's not installed locally, so I have to get a ps file). I w=
> like to use any kde application. So it would be nice to use kdeprint for =
> setting up a new printer. How do I add a new printer with kdeprint that u=
> a ppd file for printing and redirects the output to a postscript file?
> Any idea would be great!
It would be nice if KDEPrint worked that way, but AFAIK it doesn't work =
the same way that the Open Office PS driver works. The OO PS driver's =
output and options are determined by a PPD file. KDEPrint doesn't do =
that except when using CUPS and Foo-Matic it uses some of the info in =
the Foo-Matic special PPD file for printer setup.
IIUC, to make a custom PS output configuration, you would have to make a =
KDEPrint specific XML file. At least I found that that is what you have =
to do to configure the PS file created to make a PDF. If you want to do =
this, you need to create a new Filter which requires a 'desktop' and an =
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