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[seul-edu] Star Office Color Printing -Manolo


Thanks for your suggestions!  I followed your procedures, but haven't solved 
the problem yet -- I'm still working on it. I found that the Star Office bar 
graphs, when saved as jpegs, look great on the screen, but print out poorly 
on Start Office or any other graphics program.  Imported jpeg pictures will 
not print in color in Star Office.  The will print in color MOST of the time 
in KWord -- but not all of the time.  Sometimes they come out grey.  Colored 
text prints in color just fine in both Start Offce and KWord.  Gradient fills 
print fine in Start Office. 

I installed the most recent version of Ghostscript, as well as the most 
recent CUPS drivers.  No change.  When I tried the CUPS calibration tool, I 
could get a color chart to print in Star Office, but the print was quite 
faint - even with the calibration settings at their darkest.  

Given all this, it seems that the problem lies with the CUPS drivers.  They 
seem to have a color threshold below which they will not print color, only 

I will continue my research..........


On Friday 08 December 2000 17:12, you wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Dec 2000, Tom Hoffman wrote:
> > > I'm having some printing problems, and I'm not sure where to begin
> > > troubleshooting.  Our school received several new computers, making it
> > > possible for us to run Star Office for teachers and the principal - as
> > > well as for some of the students.  Today, I had the students printing
> > > out bar graphs.  They loved it, until the pages came out of the
> > > printer......
> > >
> > > For most programs such as KWord, printing works fine.  Star Office (5.2
> > > RPM from Mandrake 7.1) prints fine, except for pictures and some color
> > > items such as charts. It's hard to describe, but parts of an image will
> > > have good color, other parts move too quickly into grey scale.
> I've never used Star Office, but ...
> Try to export drawings into Postscript or any other format,
> then print that drawings. With these you'll guess:
> a) If it's fault of ghostscript driver.
> b) If it's fault of the driver.
> c) If it's fault of the printer.
> If you can see the bar graphs in .jpg and they look good, and you
> can print those .jpg (using xv , for example), then it's fault
> of the Staroffice "renderer". But if .jpg's doesn't look good it's
> a general fault of the StarOffice "drawing engine".
> Anyway, always it's a good idea to do several conversions/changes
> to isolate which "element" of the "chain" is the faulty.
> ---
> Regards/Saludos
> Manolo
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