Printing in the Zoo

The printers

The Zoo is equipped with a pair of HP LaserJet 4050N printers, one in the open portion of the Zoo, one in the closed. They are named, respectively, zoo1 and zoo2. See the Zoo Etiquette section of this help system for some ground rules for printing in the Zoo.

Printing from an application

Many document-handling applications, particularly those that run in X Windows, will provide you with a "Print" option somewhere in their interfaces, and will handle the vagaries of text and graphics formatting themselves. All you really have to do is make sure that the correct printer is selected when you hit that big "OK" button.

Using lpr

The lpr program is the standard method of printing from the command line. While its subtleties are many and its workings mysterious, its basic usage is summarized below:

Printing remotely

Format before you print

Tips and tricks