Possible problem printing LibreOffice textfiles using my Brother MFC-L2710DW. I have had the problem for several months and assumed it was my printer. I solved it by copying the text file into an ascii editor like Featherpad or Notepad and printing from that software. I do not print much and thought if Brother modified their software it would be solved if I reinstalled a newer version, but I recently re-installed a newer version and it just prints jibberish and there are only a few alpha numeric characters. It will print PDF files also. It would be nice if I could print to a file, which used to exist. After I re-installed Libreoffice that option does exist.
I re-installed the Libreoffice suite and the printing problem still exists.
Build ID: 1:6.4.5-0ubuntu0.20.04.1
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: qt5;
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Could you print Ok from any other software?...
Try to print a JPG file, try to print a PDF file. If just LibreOffice deson't print correct please came back with your answer.
I found a workaround which is faster for me than documenting bugs. I found I could print PDF files and since I could not convert an ODT file to a PDF in LibreOffice ( I got a few red boxes and red lines when I tried) and the more I looked into it the more bugs I found. I tried a few times to convert to PDF format. I did not want to document any more bugs. I imported an ODT file into Google Drive, converted it to a PDF, and printed it, and it worked. The Brother printer has very good quality and there is an apparent loss of quality, but I do not want to study it. I am having trouble scanning with the printer and to document it I might have to scan the document unless I can print to a file, which I tried a couple of times and did not want to work on that problem.
(In reply to realtime from comment #0)
> I re-installed the Libreoffice suite and the printing problem still exists.
> Version: 188.8.131.52
> Build ID: 1:6.4.5-0ubuntu0.20.04.1
> CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: qt5;
> Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
> Calc: threaded
This is using the plain qt5 VCL plugin, which is experimental and not meant for production use, and is never used by default unless you (or your distro) sets environment variable SAL_USE_VCPLUGIN=qt5. What distro and desktop environment are you using?
Does it work if you start LibreOffice with the environment variable SAL_VCL_QT5_USE_CAIRO=1 set in addition? (That should give you an experience similar to using the kf5 VCL plugin.)
Your issue sounds sounds similar to tdf#132569, tdf#128470 and tdf#125234, so might already be fixed in the current development version, "master". Can you please retry with a current daily build from , which you can install in parallel as described at ?
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