Printing to 5.5 x 8.5
This topic may seem not relevant but I am stuck in finding a forum to bring it up. Maybe sharing it here others will have encountered it and direct me where to look.
I have made a switch from Windows to Linux. I print to a HP Laserjet 4000 printer. Often, I print to 5.5 x 8.5 inches, the size used for my planner. There's no issue using this size in Windows. However, in Linux the CUPS installation package for OpenSuse or Ubuntu does not handle this size well. It is interpreted as a Letter size 8.5 x 11.
The challenge with printing to this size, the guides on the Laserjet centre the page in the middle of the tray. Feeding the sheet through the paper tray or the single sheet tray and it triggers a paper jam error for an unexpected size is inserted.
How does one set-up for a custom size paper? It's not really a software issue for defining the size in OpenOffice is possible. The challenge is having the driver 'respect' (for lack of a better word) that paper choice and print as desired on the 5.5 x 8.5 inch format.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.