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Offline blindboybenton

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Problems getting my database to email files
« on: May 04, 2013, 04:13:35 pm »
Hi All

Im alittle new to linux. so bear with me
I have Linux mint 13 i think and im using Libra office 3.6.

I run a business from home

The problem is that i have written a database in Base and i want to email my customer the invoice if possible. saves on ink and paper.
But when i export to PDF my invoice losses about a 1/3 of the data mostly the currency / number fields. Ive tried to email using the M/s word format. But its saying
"error occurred sending message maybe a defective set up.
Ive been to options and INTERNET/email and selected Thunderbird as the program. Cant seem to work it out. This is the only thing thats wrong with it really

Anybody help


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Re: Problems getting my database to email files
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2013, 08:51:52 pm »
Have you tried installing the cups-pdf package:
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sudo apt-get install cups-pdf

You'll then find if you select "Print" from any application you'll be offered "PDF" as a printer .. choose that and it will create a PDF of the document .. usually in a folder called PDF in your home folder.

If this is a Thunderbird issue, which version of Thunderbird ?

And is it Mint 13 32bit or 64bit ?

« Last Edit: May 04, 2013, 08:54:28 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
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