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Bug 44638 - PRINTING: Printing duplex in reverse order doesn't work properly HP Officejet Pro 8500
Summary: PRINTING: Printing duplex in reverse order doesn't work properly HP Officejet...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.3 release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Printer-Settings
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Reported: 2012-01-10 07:25 UTC by Alexander Kallenbach
Modified: 2014-07-08 17:18 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Alexander Kallenbach 2012-01-10 07:25:28 UTC
Problem description: When using the duplex mode and printing backwards I've always got an empty page as the first page when printing documents with an impair number of pages (3, 5 and so on). I've already posted a bugreport on Launchpad:

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Comment 1 Björn Michaelsen 2012-03-09 02:15:45 UTC
Possibly related:
Comment 2 Joel Madero 2012-09-07 15:17:57 UTC
Does this option work in other software - in other words is it LO and OOo specific? I read through the launchpad bug and it seems like it is but I'd like just confirmation of that before I triage. Thanks!
Comment 3 sasha.libreoffice 2012-12-07 10:51:32 UTC
Possibly related:
Bug 39809 - Can't print duplex
Bug 51027 - Duplex printing off
Comment 4 Joel Madero 2013-06-24 17:03:25 UTC
Honestly I think we need verification that it works in other software (to rule out it being a driver issue).

Marking as NEEDINFO - please try to print from any other software within Linux and make sure duplex works, if it does, mark this as UNCONFIRMED and we'll go from there.

Comment 5 Julien Nabet 2013-11-10 11:09:44 UTC
Alexander: with 4.1 sources updated 1 week ago (so must be quite equivalent to 4.1.3), I noticed the option "Print automatically inserted blank pages".
For me, it's unchecked by default.
- File/Print
- second tab "LibreOffice Writer"
- last check option in "Pages" category

Could you give a new try with last LO version + rename your LO directory profile (see + uncheck this option if needed?
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2014-06-01 21:30:20 UTC
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Comment 7 QA Administrators 2014-07-08 17:18:06 UTC
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