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Re: Printing with emacs: Not working


From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Printing with emacs: Not working
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 19:13:43 +0100

On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 6:31 PM, B. T. Raven <address@hidden> wrote:
> Lennart Borgman wrote:
>>
>> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 11:37 AM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 09:40:21 +0100
>>>> From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
>>>> Cc: address@hidden
>>>>
>>>>> You have to set the value of "printer-name"
>>>>
>>>> That does not necessarily help.
>>>
>>> But does not necessarily fail, either.  No need to discourage a fellow
>>> Emacs users before they even tried.
>>
>> I did not try to discourage. As you know there is a very simple
>> solution: Use the web browser for printing. For details see the page
>> on EmacsWiki I pointed to.
>>
>>
>
> It's certainly much easier to get something out of Emacs and down in black
> and white (color too) using printing through the browser rather than through
> ghost-script. Virtually every w32 user has a browser but very many don't
> have ghost-script installed. I think that I once had the latter method
> working since I have lines similar to rustom's commented out in my .emacs.
> To get printing through Firefox all I had to do was download:
>
> hfyview.el
> htmlfontify.el
>
> These are in my emacs/lisp directory but they could probably go in
> emacs/emacs-lisp instead, where the other piece of the puzzle, easymenu.el
> resides.
>
> Then add to .emacs:
>
> (require 'hfyview)
>
> After restarting (or maybe just rereading .emacs) a new item appears in the
> File menu:
>
> Quick Printing (Using Web Browser)
>
> Ed

Yes, that setup is right. If you use nXhtml it does that for you.
Otherwise you can find the latest hfyfview.el and htmlfontify.el in
the nXhtml repository. (Or, at the moment it is not the latest
htmlfontify.el, I forgot to add that. Will add it.)




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