Bug 49332 - PRINTING: Cannot print multiple copies.
Summary: PRINTING: Cannot print multiple copies.
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.2 release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: high minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-05-01 04:08 UTC by Peter Hardman
Modified: 2015-01-05 19:48 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Peter Hardman 2012-05-01 04:08:12 UTC
Cannot print multiple copies of documents.

1) LibreOffice Build ID: 350m1(Build:202) on ArchLinux
2) Bug was present in 3.5.1 but not 3.4.5
3) Printer: HP Laserjet 1100, CUPS with any of hpijs, hpcups or Gutenberg driver.
4) PSLevel=0 in /etc/libreoffice/psprint.conf
5) Changing PSPrint to any other setting has no effect.

Steps to reproduce:

1) Open document
2) Select File->Print 
3) Select LJ1100 9the default in my case)
4) Select multiple copies, either collated or not
5) Click Print  

Printer will print a single copy.

Between steps 3 and 4 above:
1) In Print dialog go to Properties->Device
2) Change 'Printer Language Type' from PDF to 'Postscript (level from Driver).

The change of Printer Language Type does not 'stick' and has to be changed every time a document is printed.
Comment 1 Jakob Unterwurzacher 2012-08-27 09:30:33 UTC
Steps to reproduce without a printer:
1) Have PSLevel=0 (default) in /etc/libreoffice/psprint.conf
2) Create a new document, type "foo"
3) Print, with the following settings:
  - 2 copies
  - print to file
4) save to a file foo.pdf
5) open file with evince: it will only have one page
Comment 2 Björn Michaelsen 2012-08-27 09:40:31 UTC
As related bug 46904 reports in comment 18 that a fix has been commited:


please check if the bug is still present in 3.5.3 or later.
Comment 3 Jakob Unterwurzacher 2012-09-02 12:50:43 UTC
Yes, I see this bug with LibreOffice 3.5.4 (stock Ubuntu 12.04).
Comment 4 sasha.libreoffice 2012-09-19 10:51:40 UTC
Seeing on workaround, it is duplicate of Bug 44664
Comment 5 Joel Madero 2012-11-01 20:17:51 UTC
This is not a duplicate of that bug. I will test on this evening to see what I can find out.
Comment 6 Joel Madero 2012-11-03 17:28:25 UTC

Bodhi Linux

Marking as NEW and prioritizing.

Minor: Doesn't prevent professional quality work, instead just a minor inconvenience/annoyance

High: Seems like any user that ever wants to print more than one copy would face this problem and it is quite annoying. Also doesn't reflect well on LibO to have an option to print copies but that option not work by default.
Comment 7 sasha.libreoffice 2012-11-12 13:06:58 UTC
@ Alex
Please, do not change here anything. Create separate bugreport for Windows instead.
Changing back to 3.5.2 release, Linux, 64
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2015-01-05 17:51:34 UTC
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Comment 9 Peter Hardman 2015-01-05 19:48:55 UTC
Tested on Version:, (Build ID: Arch Linux build-2)

Bug is no longer present for me.