Bug 62995 - PRINTING LO doesn't remember pages per page and page size property
Summary: PRINTING LO doesn't remember pages per page and page size property
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Print-Dialog
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Reported: 2013-04-01 15:28 UTC by Paolo Benvenuto
Modified: 2023-01-11 03:23 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Paolo Benvenuto 2013-04-01 15:28:46 UTC
I sometimes prepare documents which must be printed with some custom values of page layout, and with page size different from document page size.

Tipical example is an A5 doc printed with brochure mode on A4 landscape: this settings are remembered. [OK]

However, if I use the pages per sheet print feature, neither this setting nor the page size setting is remembered. [BUG]

The bugs looks to me a long time one, i.e. it's not a regression introduced with recent versions.
Comment 1 Jorendc 2013-04-08 18:21:16 UTC

Thanks for reporting Paolo. To reproduce this behavior, is it possible to provide a step-by-step guide how we can reproduce your behavior?

* Open calc
* File > Print
* Select 'Pages' in the 'Ranges and pages' section
* Close dialog
* ... etc

We are aware of Bug 47572, but it confirm conversely behavior (it saves all settings, also if you cancel the dialog). Therefore it will be useful to have a step by step guide :-).

Kind regards,
Comment 2 Jorendc 2013-04-08 18:21:42 UTC
PS: please feel free to mark this bug as UNCONFIRMED again once you provided requested information.
Comment 3 Paolo Benvenuto 2013-04-09 18:33:48 UTC
- open a document (I'm opening an a5 doc)
- ctl-p
- page layout tab
- set 4 pages per sheet
- general tab
- paper size a4, orientation portrait
- ok = print
- reopen print dialog => all the settings are lost
Comment 4 Owen Genat (retired) 2013-12-22 03:42:47 UTC
Confirmed. Attachment 91109 [details] that I created for bug 42657 can be used to test this report. Under Crunchbang 11 x86_64 using v4.1.3.2 Build ID: 70feb7d99726f064edab4605a8ab840c50ec57a only the printer properties (General tab) appear to be saved. All File > Print settings under the Layout and Options tabs are reset between each attempt to print. 

I have also tested this under Ubuntu 10.04 x86_64 using:

- v3.3.0.4 OOO330m19 Build: 6
- v3.4.6.2 OOO340m1 Build: 602
- v3.5.7.2 Build ID: 3215f89-f603614-ab984f2-7348103-1225a5b
- v3.6.7.2 Build ID: e183d5b
- v4.0.6.2 Build ID: 2e2573268451a50806fcd60ae2d9fe01dd0ce24

All of these versions display the same behaviour of not saving Layout and Options settings from one use of the print dialog to the next (these older versions also fail to save the printer properties as I indicate in bug 42657). Version set to Inherited From OOo.
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-04-19 03:20:27 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Paolo Benvenuto 2015-04-20 09:35:03 UTC
still present in 4.4.2 from ppa:libreoffice/ppa
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:32:25 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Paolo Benvenuto 2016-09-20 13:18:33 UTC
present in 3.3 and in 5.1
Comment 9 Xisco Faulí 2017-09-29 08:49:06 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Paolo Benvenuto 2017-09-29 12:00:20 UTC
confirmed in ubuntu
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2018-09-30 02:46:44 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2021-01-10 03:48:39 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2023-01-11 03:23:27 UTC
Dear Paolo Benvenuto,

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