Attempting to change items at the bottom of the Print Properties Device tab, such as "Printer language type," "Color," or "Color depth" are completely ignored and remain unset after clicking OK.
I found this testing old bugs relating to PostScript vs PDF Mode printing. It turns out that as of LO 5.0, this bug keeps these settings from being applied.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. New document/drawing/spreadsheet/etc...
3. Click Properties
4. Select "Device" tab
5. Change "Printer language type" to something else
7. Click Properties
8. Select "Device" tab again.
The Printer language type was never actually set, so it will return to its original value. Printing after clicking OK will generate a print job that does not have the settings applied.
The Printer language type should be set to whatever we changed it to, as it used to.
User Profile Reset: Yes, fresh profile.
LibreOffice refuses to set any 3 of these drop-down items ("Printer language type," "Color," and "Color depth"). It's not that these items are applied but not remembered. Attempting to set these items will affect the print job. This could cause someone to accidentally print a huge job in color and potentially waste a lot of money. Note that I believe there is a bug with pdf mode printing where attempting to change the print job to grayscale by using the Color dropdown will be ignored. It only works under PostScript printing.
LibreOffice appears to honor the global setting for either PDF Mode or Postscript level from driver (Tools->Options->Print->PDF as standard print job format).
One workaround is that if an item is selected in the Device tab main list like Media Type (or whatever options your printer offers), the drop-down setting will then be applied/remembered. My guess is there is problem with the logic for determining when a setting has been modified and will need to be saved/applied.
This affects LO 5.0.0+ but not 4.4.7. I wasn't sure if this would fall under UI or Printing.
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0
Build ID: 5b168b3fa568e48e795234dc5fa454bf24c9805e
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Linux 4.8; UI Render: default;
Locale: ca-ES (ca_ES.UTF-8)
but not in
Build ID: 0db96caf0fcce09b87621c11b584a6d81cc7df86
Locale: ca-ES (ca_ES.UTF-8)
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Still repro and this seems to be Linux-only as Windows offers the dialog of the printer driver itself.
Arch Linux 64-bit
Build ID: 8e63d451b2aeb646ece98c4e219f92957f4482bd
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.16; UI render: default; VCL: kde4;
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Built on June 1st 2018
Still reproducible with the new print dialog
Build ID: 0d46fb02f3f19d11db40b6c5335d78a3894502d7
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3;
Locale: ca-ES (ca_ES.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
@Daniel Silva, I thought you might be interested in this issue...