I have a template for printing envelopes with format DL. When the filled template should be printed every time page layout A4 is automatically selected, although the right page layout is shown on the left side of the print dialog. I must always adjust the page layout in the print dialog.
This was always correct in the past and the new behavior has only recently become noticeable.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use template with pagelayout DL
2. Open template and fill it
3. Open print dialog
Wrong page layout is preset in the print dialog
Preset the correct page layout in the print dialog
User Profile Reset: No
Version: 220.127.116.11 (x64)
Build ID: d7547858d014d4cf69878db179d326fc3483e082
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19042; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: de-DE
I confirm it with
Version: 18.104.22.168.alpha0+ (x64)
Build ID: c0eee433e079d8e3413f4691607e075b99af92b0
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19042; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: en-GB
Version: 22.214.171.124 (x64)
CPU-Threads: 4; BS: Windows 10.0; UI-Render: GL; VCL: win;
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Sprache: de-DE
Steps to reproduce
1. Format => page style => Page => Format "DL envelope"
2. File => Print
Problem is not related to templates
I'm not sure, if this is a bug or an enhancement (same result with C5 Envelope). I assume, that A4 is default setting. It will be probably the best for most cases, but not for all (especially for envelopes).
If we don't want to change this, it might be a solution to have the option "Use page format as print format" (or something similar) within the dialog or withing Options dialog
cc: Design Team for further input and decision
Duplicate of bug 62995? And bug 78916 asks for custom page size. So the expectation is clearly to take the page setting into the print setting - otherwise changing the page size to DL, C5 or whatever would be pointless.
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #2)
> Duplicate of bug 62995?
I'm not really sure about it.
> And bug 78916 asks for custom page size. So the
> expectation is clearly to take the page setting into the print setting -
Yes, this should be the default setting. An alternative could be to have an option in Tools => Option => LibreOffice Writer => Print
 Use default paper size for printing (and dropdown list)
 Use page format as paper size for printing
But perhaps this is a little to much.
(In reply to Dieter from comment #3)
> have an option
Option for an option... sounds wrong to me. The page setting is the default for the page size dropdown without any "always keep printer size" confusion.
The question must be, if this is a wanted change or not. If not, the bug should be fixed.
Some minutes ago, I deinstalled Version 126.96.36.199 and reinstalled version 188.8.131.52. This version does not contain the bug and works very well just like all previous versions the years before (>5 years).
So the bug must be implemented in a version later than 184.108.40.206.
I suspect that this little "feature" is placed in the printing dialog. If I had a little more time to spare, I would have a look in the sources.
(In reply to Jürgen Richter from comment #5)
> Some minutes ago, I deinstalled Version 220.127.116.11 and reinstalled version
> 18.104.22.168. This version does not contain the bug and works very well just like
> all previous versions the years before (>5 years).
22.214.171.124 was released in February 2020 and LO 126.96.36.199 (see comment 1) in May 2020. So perhaps a regression.
It's always A4 by default in the Paper size dropdown since the redesign in 6.3.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 129180 ***