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How to print PDF, EXCEL, WORD files in Linux?
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wesly_chenCommented:
Hi,

You need to have the following packages installed on your Linux:
pdf:   Adobe acrobat-reader or xpdf
excel: open office or kde office (koffice)
word: open office, kde office or abiword

Wesly
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gloginAuthor Commented:
does it mean that after installing these packages, I can print these document using 'lp -d <print queue> <file name>' ??

coz I want to trigger printing via shell mode

pls suggest
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paranoidcookieCommented:
What printing package are you using?  CUPS has built in PDF processing support so that lp -d yourprinter sample.pdf or lpr -P yourprinter sample.pdf will work.  LPRng has file recognition support so that you have to hack the filter config file to point it to a program that will convert your pdf to a printer-friendly file.
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gloginAuthor Commented:
Thanks paranoidcookie, how about Excel file printing in linux? Does CUPS supports MS Excel?
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paranoidcookieCommented:
Im not sure on command line printing of excel I had a look round but most people use openoffice, I guess you could do some OO scripting to to the conversion and print from the command line.
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