Re: draft printing: a mess

From: Ryan Pavlik <>
Date: Sun Jan 09 2005 - 21:50:49 CET

Jonathan Briggs wrote:

>Dear Alan G Isaac,
>On 2005-01-09 at 18:40:18 you wrote:
>>I'm using AbiWord 2.2.1 under Win 2000.
>>"Normal quality" printing looks fine.
>>Draft printing is incoherent. (It looks
>>like the font size information is not
>>properly used.)
>>Known bug?
>Yes, it's Bug number 3210.
>What seems to happen is that AbiWord when running on Windows prints fine at whatever your default print setting is. If you try an alternative setting then as you have seen the font size is wrong. In my case my default print setting is Draft so when I try Normal or Best qualities with my HP printer the text is way too big.
>I'm using WinXP, other users have reported the same problem with other Windows versions.
>Until this problem is fixed, AbiWord is useless to me.
>Jonathan Briggs
Ahh, ok. Please add your comments to that bug!

Just a workaround that I find useful not only for AbiWord: You can
create more than one "printer" (to Windows) for each port. If you find
yourself switching between regular and draft mode frequently, just
follow the Add Printer wizard and choose the same printer driver, then
set it to the port of your already-installed printer. In the "Copy 1"
printer (or whatever Windows decides to call it), you can change the
default settings, and rename it to, for instance, "My Printer" and "My
Printer Draft Mode".

Ryan Pavlik
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