Printing reversed images onto transfer paper with OpenOffice.org

I needed to print one of those “mirror” image prints onto some of that iron-on transfer paper ready to go on a flag (a LugRadio flag for What The Hack, as it happens). The instructions for the transfer paper say “select the Flip option when printing“. Windows does this; Linux doesn’t. So: how do you flip your nice OpenOffice document so that it’s backwards on the paper so it transfers nicely onto your flag (or t-shirt)? Easy workaround:

  1. Convert the document to a PDF
  2. Load the PDF in xpdf
  3. Hit the print button
  4. Change the “print command” from lpr to lpr -o mirror

That’s it. Worked fine.

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