Bug 58820 - : LibO uses always letter as printer format
Summary: : LibO uses always letter as printer format
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-12-28 08:22 UTC by Yifan Jiang
Modified: 2018-03-02 14:18 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Yifan Jiang 2012-12-28 08:22:20 UTC
This is an old bug from:


Basically it reveals the default paper type preference can not be saved by LO.


The printers are defined locally as CUPS printers and display A4 as format

I have 
* uninstalled OO, 
* removed /usr/lib64/ooo* 
* removed ~/.ooo*

reinstalled OO

all documents (OO, MS-Office) including my own templates (page A4) are printed
as letter (unless I change it each time)

I tried to change the printer settings to A4 in
* File printer settings
* Templates Organize Commands Printer Settings
* Templates Organize My Templates Printer Settings

IMHO these settings are not written to disk as even after closing a word
document and reopening a new one with template A4 all printer settings are back
to letter.
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2013-01-11 19:55:48 UTC
@Yifan - as you are a developer I am marking this as NEW, if you want independent confirmation please ask and we'll do so :) We agreed today during QA call that bug reports made by developers can go straight to NEW and we'll only triage if specifically asked by developer.
Comment 2 hemmelig 2013-12-26 11:46:52 UTC
Tested on OpenSuse 13.1, Writer lists Versjon:
Build ID: 410m0(Build:2)

The problem still exists. For me the paper size always went back to A4 (system default) after closing and opening a document.
Comment 3 Joel Madero 2013-12-26 16:46:39 UTC
So the settings show A4 but upon print they are printing as letter? Or the settings also show letter?
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2018-03-02 14:18:31 UTC
No problem here. Set back to NEW, if the problem still occurs for you.

Arch Linux 64-bit
Build ID: 6.0.1-1
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: kde4; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: group