Bug 35740 - Libreoffice Default Page Size Locked by Locale
Summary: Libreoffice Default Page Size Locked by Locale
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Localization (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.2 release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Caolán McNamara
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Reported: 2011-03-28 06:53 UTC by enigma
Modified: 2011-03-28 09:02 UTC (History)
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Description enigma 2011-03-28 06:53:59 UTC
Good Day

This applies to all components of Libreoffice.

I am unable to set the default page size through Page/Format outside my locale. My locale sets up A4 but I want Letter by default. I must change my locale to get Letter by default.

A minor work around works under certain circumstances. I have created a default template with the correct paper size which is loaded on the command line. This does not work when I open a document with Libreoffice.

Your assistance is appreciated.
Comment 1 Caolán McNamara 2011-03-28 07:33:05 UTC
Yes, default paper size comes from your locale. Odd to hear a "my locale is A4, but I want Letter", its usually the other way around when someone wants their UI in en_US but is unaware that US uses different paper and and date formats than the "norm", so...

a) What *is* your locale i.e. from your email addr I'd expect it to be e.g. en_CA and /usr/share/i18n/locales/en_CA has LC_PAPER of 279x216 i.e. "Letter" so if your locale is en_CA it should have defaulted to Letter for you and does here if I use that particular locale.

b) If you want to override stuff like paper size then open a blank doc, format page, set it to what you want, save as an .ott (template). Then file->templates->organize->my templates->commands->import template->select the .ott. In the "My Templates", right click it and set it as default
Comment 2 enigma 2011-03-28 08:54:12 UTC
Thank You for the quick reply. I appreciate it.

My locale is set to en_GB. The Canadian locale takes too much from American English.

But you solved the problem.

I used your Paragraph #3 suggestions and applied them. I already had the template so making it the default was the problem. I spent many hours looking for a solution to this and your suggestions were 9 steps.

No wonder I couldn't find the solution.

Thank You again.

Mark this bug closed.
Comment 3 Caolán McNamara 2011-03-28 09:02:47 UTC
Fair enough.