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LF tip: Using Acrobat 7 with kde and kprinter

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From: Michael Vishchers <mvishchers(at)> [ date: 2005-07-08 ]
Have been wondering for some time what the problem with acroread and kprinter was... Thanks for the solution!

Anyway, why waste time and /tmp space? Hardlinking the original file to a temporary name works, too (of course, it's Linux !-)

# save this as /usr/local/bin/printerScript
# and make it executable with: chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/printerScript
## create temporary file
[ -f "$tmp" ] && exit 1
## link the file to a new name which will not be deleted by acroread.
## the first argument is the file name of the postscript file
ln "$1" $tmp
## start the KDE printer frontend on this file
kprinter $tmp
## clean up afterwards
rm -f $tmp

From: James D Freels <freelsjd(at)> [ date: 2005-07-08 ]
I tried this and it did not work. I received the following error message from kprinter:

Error while reading filter description for true. Empty command line received.

Also, as an alternative workaround for this problem, I have been using xpp that does not have this same problem. However, I would prefer kprinter if we can get this isssue resolved.
From: Thorsten Strusch <t(at)> [ date: 2005-07-14 ]
this ist a fantastic idea!
now Im able to use the kprinter context an print 4 pages on one to save paper - wohooo :)
From: Bastien [ date: 2005-07-15 ]
Thank you very much for solving Acrobat 7 printing problem and above all for making it available to everybody!
From: Danny [ date: 2005-07-28 ]
I was able to get kprinter working without the script. Just do /usr/bin/kprinter -c. The -c option makes an internal copy of the files to print.

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