Now that you have OpenOffice installed on your Pi, you might be wondering how to print to a printer connected to the same network that your Raspberry Pi is connected to.This is how you can:

  1. In LXTerminal, type sudo apt-get install cups.
  2. When prompted, type y then press enter.
  3. Then, still in LXTerminal, type sudo usermod -a -G lpadmin pi.
  4. Open Midori, then type the following into the URL Bar at the top of the screen.  http://127.0.0.1:631
  5. Save this website to your favourites for future reference. 
  6. From the main screen, choose the 'Administration' tab.
  7. Select 'Add Printer'
  8. Enter your normal Pi username and password.
  9. Select your printer from the list. Click 'continue'.
  10. Edit the settings if you wish (if you only have one printer, you can leave these be.)
  11. Click on 'continue'.
  12. Choose the model that is the closest mach to your printer from the list (it doesn't matter whether it is a bit different.)
  13. Click on 'add printer'.
  14. Choose the different options to suit your printer.
  15. Click on 'set default options'
  16. Choose the 'Printers' tab. You can request a print test if you wish.

The printer will now appear in any applications that provide printing facilities.

A couple of tips:

  • Be patient - Sometimes printing can take a long time.
  • Avoid running other applications on your Raspberry Pi while printing is in progress.