Bug 115075 - Print preview shows color even when the printer options are monochrome
Summary: Print preview shows color even when the printer options are monochrome
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Print-Preview
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Reported: 2018-01-17 18:25 UTC by Adrian Wilkins
Modified: 2018-02-11 17:56 UTC (History)
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Description Adrian Wilkins 2018-01-17 18:25:37 UTC
As per summary, the print preview shows a color page even if the printer has been configured to print in monochrome.

This is confusing to users expecting print previews to match the output.

When coupled with bug #71654 this leads to a lot of paper / toner wastage and frustration (as the color setting is forgotten between jobs but the previews look fine).

Ubuntu 16.04 / Oki C301dn with the default OS drivers.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new document in Writer, type a word, change it's colour to red
2. Set printer settings to monochrome
3. View print preview.

Actual Results:  
Text shows as red.

Expected Results:
Text shows as monochrome.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:57.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/57.0
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2018-02-11 17:56:39 UTC
Canon LBP7018C

Let's call this an enhancement.

Arch Linux 64-bit
Version (Build ID: e183d5b)

Arch Linux 64-bit
Build ID: c6a23023150c164a19236139fa413d43006ce21c
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: kde4; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: group
Built on February 11th 2018