Last night, my oldest daughter had to type out a paragraph for French (in French), describing "her" criminal for some sort of mystery thing they're doing. Why this woman hasn't been caught yet is beyond me. She's wearing a blue coat, an orange sweatshirt, green pants, and black boots! Anyway....
She needed me to print it for her but since I was using Linux at the time (and we hadn't setup the printer in Linux), I told her she would have to wait until this morning when I would boot into Windows and take care of it.
This morning, she wakes me up ("Mom! I need that thing printed!!") and I, all bleary-eyed, printed it and sent her off to school. So far, so good.
Since I was in Windows, I figured I'd use it for the rest of the day and go back to Linux tomorrow. Checked my email and Explorer promptly crashed. Yeah, it was something I did but still... I hate it when that happens. I have to reboot and wait 'til it finishes and blech. It irritates me. Especially first thing in the morning.
So I rebooted and chose Linux instead (to hell with Windows) and decided it was about time I figured out how to use the printer. And I did! I configured it all by myself without a single "help me!" email to Newt. Go, me. ;)
I tried printing something from KWord and it cut off the top line unless I put some blank lines first. I tried printing from KMail and it worked fine so it must be a KWord issue. It's not a big deal (I don't print much) so I'll try to figure it out later. Right now, I'm just happy I got it to work at all.
Added: AbiWord didn't have a problem with the first line so it must be just a KWord thing.
Posted by Ripley on October 24, 2002
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