Bug 55085 - Landscape printing prints as portrait with content turned at 90 degree
Summary: Landscape printing prints as portrait with content turned at 90 degree
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other macOS (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2012-09-19 09:10 UTC by Guido
Modified: 2014-01-13 13:58 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Guido 2012-09-19 09:10:24 UTC

Comment 1 Guido 2012-09-19 09:16:03 UTC
When printing a document in landscape (OS X) libre Office does print the document as portrait and turns the text accordingly.

This works mostly on laser or ink jet printers as they can turn a page orientation.

On some application this procedure fails, when the printer is not able to turn the Orientation.  I.E. when you are printing on pre print formulas, larger size copiers with special paper feeds etc.

Workaround is possible to export the document as PDF and print the PDF from viewer. Still annoying and unsuable for automated printing!
Comment 2 Roman Eisele 2012-09-19 16:45:51 UTC
(Bug not confirmed yet, therefore resetting Status field to “UNCONFIRMED”. No offence -- this is just necessary for correct bug handling.)

@Alex Thurgood:
Hi Alex,

this is yet another printing issue. I am sorry to throw so many bugs at you, but I still can’t test printing, and you are becoming our “LibreOffice printing issues on Mac OS X” expert ;-) So, as our expert, can you please take a look at this issue if you find some time?

Thank you very much!

[PS: feel free to CC me for any other bug about which you think I could help ...]
Comment 3 Alex Thurgood 2012-09-24 08:13:12 UTC

I'm sorry, but your report is too vague, please give me a concrete example of when and where this does/doesn't work, otherwise I'm going to spend hours just trying to reproduce.

Surely, the result depends :
- on the ODF document page setting ?
- on the orientation print option used when calling the Print Dialog ?

"On some application this procedure fails" - please be more precise, which applications, which document in particular, which Print Options ?

Comment 4 Roman Eisele 2012-09-25 08:15:54 UTC
(Status set according to comment #3.)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2013-05-29 23:04:54 UTC
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Comment 6 QA Administrators 2013-07-08 21:22:42 UTC
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Comment 7 EDWARD R SCOTT 2014-01-13 06:47:15 UTC
*** Bug 68032 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Ruslan Kabatsayev 2014-01-13 07:59:06 UTC
Oh great, my bug has been marked as a duplicate of resolved-invalid because of inactivity bug. Could this one then be reopened? I'll try to add any necessary info (in addition to steps to reproduce already present in the duplicate bug).
Comment 9 Ruslan Kabatsayev 2014-01-13 08:00:36 UTC
And yes, my duplicate is about Linux, not MacOSX.