KPrinter allows you to set many options for printing your documents , such as the output device (generally a physical, local or remote printer), the number of copies, the paper size, the printer resolution, etc.
Choose the printer using the pull-down list in the Printer section. You can further configure the printer settings by clicking on the button. Click on the button at the bottom to set more printing options and on the button to access global printing configuration.
Usually, your local printer, the “Print to file” printers (both PDF and Postscript) and the “Fax” printer are listed. However, if you are in a network, all printers available on the network are listed too, so network printing becomes very simple.
One option worth mentioning is Pages per sheet(set to 2 in the example). This allows you to put up to 4 pages onto a single sheet of paper (or 8 if you can print on both sides). This is a nice feature to save paper when printing book drafts or other lengthy material which changes often.
Click on the Driver Settings tab to change printer-specific options such as the resolution of the printing device. When you click on the Resolution option the available resolutions are displayed, select the one you want from the list.
Other settings include printing modes which use less toner or ink (search for something like “Economy Mode”, “Toner Density” or “Toner Saving”). However, the output is much paler. If this is not available, choosing a lower resolution often has similar effects.
Select the Print To File (PDF) special printer, enter the file name in the Output file field as shown in Figure 3.10, “Generating a PDF File”, and click on to build a PDF file.
The special Send To Fax printer allows you to send the document you are working on directly by fax . When you click on the button, a dialog similar to the one shown in Figure 3.11, “Faxing Main Window”appears.
The first time you select this function you need to make sure that your fax modem is properly configured, select → from the menu. Fill the information under the Personal section with your name, company and fax number. In the System section make sure that the correct faxing system and its corresponding parameters are set. An example is shown in Figure 3.12, “Fax Settings”.
Procedure 3.1. Print to the Fax Queue