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The little picture of the page in the print dialog is portrait
and it prints out portrait
A4 and A3 work as expected
Infotec printer PCL5 emulation and A5,A4 and A3 trays
3.2.1 Go-oo and vanilla OO work correctly
Still does it in RC2
Linux version ( RC2 ) is fine
Same PC, same printer, same document
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Screenshot of printer properties - landscape A5 printing
Hmm, I am not able to reproduce it. Also, I am able to select the orientation in the printer properties. See the attached screenshot with LO-3.3-rc2 and Windows XP.
mal, are you able to modify the orientation in the printer properties?
It might be specific to the particular printing driver. I add Windows experts in CC. They might know what other information would be useful.
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A5 print dialog
If I go to the printer properties and change it to landscape
it prints it like this
| Hello Wor|
The Linux version ( on opensuse )
works perfectly and we are already using
Go-oo 3.2.1 with no problems, it 's just
LO 3.3 that does this ( on XP pro )
A couple of more things
We remove the XPS printer as it confuses the students ( and some of our scripts )
I re installed on my machines it and it appears to work - as in it looks like the screen shot you attached and the xps is readable and the right way around but it still doesn't work if you use a real printer.
This is a bit of a show stopper for us - let me know anything I can do to help
I guess this is (related to) OOo issue 113562
See esp http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=113562#desc11 and http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=113562#desc13
Pretty much describes it but that bug refers to Unix and the way OO/LO does landscape. For me this only happens in XP and only A5.
Using the same document and printers and version of LO on opensuse works fine.
Also on XP if you do nothing but format/page/ and set to A(something other than A5) it works as expected. A5 portrait works OK.
As an experiment try
Format page A3 landscape type some stuff and print = OK
Change to A4 landscape and print = OK
Change to A5 landscape and print = Not OK
Go back to A4 or A3 and print = OK
Also as I mentioned the microsoft XPS thingy works OK it's only when
you use a real printer ( I have tried several now ) that it goes wrong
Gotcha ! The reason it works with openSuse and not with XP
is that openSuse uses a Postscript printer driver and XP uses
PCL5c or PCL6 ( neither of which work ) If I change the XP
printer driver to the Postscript one it works fine which
for us is a perfectly good work around.
Best wishes to everyone
Due to latest comments ...
Please feel free to reopen this bug if you find out that the problem reappears with the current stable LibreOffice version and if you find indications that it might be a LibO Bug.
This Calc bug is kind of related:
FILEOPEN xlsx landscape page with interchanged width/height values
I had added myself to this CC list while tracking it down anyway.
Sorry for my English.
There are many printers that have no PostScript driver: it still have a problem.
At the moment I can not print (and preview in the print dialog) A5 landscape to the HP LaserJet 1000.
Please, fix it.
Please ask for assistance in a user group, waiting for a fix here will be rather useless as long as not all details of the various problems will have been clarified. And concerning your particular problem we don't know anything.
I will close this bug after 1 Month again if we do not see evidence that we have a problem different from Bug 40146 here and if nobody will have found a way to make that problem reproducible.
(In reply to comment #15)
> @Eugenij Shkrigunov:
> Please ask for assistance in a user group, waiting for a fix here will be
> rather useless as long as not all details of the various problems will have
> been clarified. And concerning your particular problem we don't know anything.
> I will close this bug after 1 Month again if we do not see evidence that we
> have a problem different from Bug 40146 here and if nobody will have found a
> way to make that problem reproducible.
Bug 40146 describes another problem.
I have screenshots and a sample of the document - see the attachments.
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sample A5 document
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Print dialog where you can see the problem in the preview area
distr: gentoo (profile: /usr/portage/profiles/default/linux/amd64/10.0)
dependencies for app-office/libreoffice-3.3.4
As Expected NOT reproducible with sample dated 2011-11-01 00:21 UTC "LibreOffice 3.4.4 - WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [OOO340m1 (Build:402)]"
E doubt that the problem here is related to Bug 40146
I am pretty sure that clicking properties button (see your secreenshot "Print dialog where you can see the problem in the preview area") you will see a printer settings dialog showing some wrong paper format. Who can know what' wrong with your system? Correct the setting and prtint! Please ask for assistance in a user mailing list, here we can not to anything for you as long as you can not contribute a useful description of a real bug in a current LibO version.
BTW, are you sure that you are using LibO?
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> As Expected NOT reproducible with sample dated 2011-11-01 00:21 UTC
> "LibreOffice 3.4.4 - WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [OOO340m1
Install Linux, LibreOffice 3.3.4, CUPS, printer drivers, etc
set a problem printer (HP LaserJet 1000 in this case) as default printer
try to reproduce
> E doubt that the problem here is related to Bug 40146
Bug 40146 have no dependence on the printer. LibreOffice writer have nothing to do with .xlsx
> I am pretty sure that clicking properties button (see your secreenshot "Print
> dialog where you can see the problem in the preview area") you will see a
> printer settings dialog showing some wrong paper format. Who can know what'
> wrong with your system? Correct the setting and prtint! Please ask for
> assistance in a user mailing list, here we can not to anything for you as long
This is definitely LibreOffice bug:
1. Before write here - tested all the combinations of paper sizes and orientation, printer settings and LibreOffice options related to printing.
2. Problem only with some printers (HP LaserJet 1000 in this case). If I select another printer (for example hp 1010) - everything is fine.
3. Preview and print from other programs works fine.
> as you can not contribute a useful description of a real bug in a current LibO
I have given versions of all dependencies (comment #20). Tell me what information you need.
> BTW, are you sure that you are using LibO?
comment #20: app-office/libreoffice-3.3.4
> Closing again.
Sad that instead of correcting bugs are closed. Since nothing has been done to solve the problem, it is likely to present in future releases.
In any case, thanks for your time.
RESOLVED, FIXED or CLOSED bugs cant be KEYWORD NEEDINFO.