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Gedit in Linux works like a champ. For me, in two installations Gedit in Windows XP works well except that it will not print properly on HP LaserJets or Toshiba's laser printers. It will make a 90 page project out of two pages of text composed in gedit. It puts one or two confused lines of text at the top of a sheet and then ejects the page.

Any ideas?

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Why do you want Gedit on Windows? :/ (Notepad++ ? Cream ? Gvim ? Uhm.. and so on.) – Shiki Apr 11 '10 at 10:09
Comment by John C in reply to @Fujishiro: Thank you for the advice. Gedit is there, my fingers know how to use it, I am used to it. It feels a lot like the 1983 DOS editor I used for fifteen years and finally abandoned. I am also a fan of vanilla ice cream. Any idea why it will not print properly from Windows? – quack quixote May 8 '10 at 2:28
No idea, but I'll check it out. Just give me some time. :) – Shiki May 8 '10 at 14:27
What OS and which Gedit do you use? I tried 2.6.30 gedit and Windows 7, so far, so good. Maybe you could ALSO try a 2.6.31.xx build. – Shiki May 8 '10 at 14:30
Are you using a PCL or a PostScript driver in Windows? – Brian Knoblauch Sep 21 '10 at 19:54

As Brian already mentioned in the comments, it might be a driver Problem. I´ve gotten the same issue with HP printers at work. Except in some other office applications like Office 2k3. Try changeing the driver from PCL5e to PCL6 or, if that doesn´t work PostScript. I don´t know yet, how to say which driver is needed before trying, but everytime I´ve got this problem this solution worked.

P.S.: if this is the correct answer, please vote up Brians comment ;-) it should be his reputation for mentioning it first.

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You could look at jEdit:

Some of jEdit's features include:

  • Written in Java, so it runs on Mac OS X, OS/2, Unix, VMS and Windows.
  • Built-in macro language; extensible plugin architecture. Dozens of macros and plugins available.
  • Plugins can be downloaded and installed from within jEdit using the "plugin manager" feature.
  • Auto indent, and syntax highlighting for more than 130 languages.
  • Supports a large number of character encodings including UTF8 and Unicode.
  • Folding for selectively hiding regions of text.
  • Word wrap.
  • Highly configurable and customizable.
  • Every other feature, both basic and advanced, you would expect to find in a text editor.
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