[LINK] OT - OpenOffice printer puzzle

David Lochrin dlochrin at d2.net.au
Tue Nov 20 18:10:31 AEDT 2007

On Saturday 17 November 2007 18:58, Mike Shearer wrote:
> David Lochrin wrote:
> >    Try "printing" to a PDF file and see whether the colours are OK there.
> >
> >    I suggest also checking whether the colour cartridge has run out of
> > some colour.  If the printer has a separate black-ink cartridge one would
> > expect that to be used, but one never do know, do one?
> Thanks for the suggestions.  I now export as pdf and then print, and it
> works fine.  Bit of a roundabout way of doing things, but it works and
> has the added benefit that I can then send copies of items to colleagues
> who can't read open formats (so they have told me).
> As for running out of ink... it'd be wonderful if it were that simple!
> The problem is not running out of black ink, it's running out of blue!

   I don't know how printing works in any detail, let alone on all the various O/S, but I've found some applications do not use the black cartridge even when B&W printing.


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