In Draw versions before 188.8.131.52, when you set page size to A2, and in printing set paper size as A4 and have "Distribute on multiple sheets of paper" selected, page will be printed to 9 pages. This feature does not work anymore in version 184.108.40.206.
Steps to reproduce:
1. New Draw;
2. "Format - Page", set size to A2;
3. "File - Print - LibreOffice Draw", select "Distribute on multiple sheets of paper".
4. Observe the print preview on the left, or print to file, or print to real paper.
Page still on one sheet in step 4, version 220.127.116.11.
Page should be distribute on multiple sheets (For me in version 18.104.22.168 Fedora 20, it was distributed on 9 sheets).
OS: Fedora 20 x64, Win 7 X86
Build ID: f9b3ad49d92181b0a1fe7e76f785a2c2cd0847d3
This bug was first filed in the Chinese LibreOffice discussion forum:
And was confirmed by several users.
reproduce in new version.
LO Version: 22.214.171.124
Build ID: edfb5295ba211bd31ad47d0bad0118690f76407d
OS: XUbuntu 14.04 x64
TESTING with LO 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52
and Ubuntu 14.04
(In reply to comment #1)
> In Draw versions before 184.108.40.206, when you set page size to A2, and in
> printing set paper size as A4 and have "Distribute on multiple sheets of
> paper" selected, page will be printed to 9 pages. This feature does not work
> anymore in version 220.127.116.11.
IIRC, the A* page sizes are based on doubling:
A4 * 2 = A3
A3 * 2 = A2
So a sheet of A2 printed out on A4 paper should come out as 4 sheets, right? Not sure about the 9-page number, although that might be related...?
> Steps to reproduce:
> 1. New Draw;
> 2. "Format - Page", set size to A2;
> 3. "File - Print - LibreOffice Draw", select "Distribute on multiple sheets
> of paper".
> 4. Observe the print preview on the left, or print to file, or print to real
LO 18.104.22.168: Prints to a 4 page document
LO 22.214.171.124: Prints to a 1 page document
reproduce in new version.
LO Version: 126.96.36.199
Build ID: 7d55112667c8fcddb67bc3803796b46c93aa56b0
OS: XUbuntu 14.04 x64
Set a higher priority because it causes broken of functions and is a regression.
Bibisected using lo-linux-dbgutil-daily
d4ab3d6eff7e29da4ca33273c0c5e2ec97159181 is the first bad commit
Author: Miklos Vajna <email@example.com>
Date: Wed Aug 20 11:09:16 2014 +0000
:100644 100644 a071277dc00c786121880121bfd9b626a9c989c3 4159f354eacd6a0eb45a33296ded034d25d94936 M build-info.txt
:040000 040000 9d921202c0fddf83ae9a3863e9e56eabf53c6f9d fa0aff903f6b7ff4bb6db21d33e73031b4927a95 M opt
(P.S.: Why is there not a SOURCE-HASH for this bisect result?)
Commit a7eed1e17cfb101210db8aa839171f00d0730582 is the most suspicious.
author Eilidh McAdam <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2014-06-23 19:55:21 (GMT)
committer Matúš Kukan <email@example.com> 2014-08-20 06:40:03 (GMT)
commit a7eed1e17cfb101210db8aa839171f00d0730582 (patch)
Make Draw use paper size when printing - fdo#63905
Previously, Draw/Impress use the default size from the printer. Now Draw uses the paper size (specified in page formatting). Impress still uses the old method - not sure if this is correct but printing handouts etc probably complicate print/paper size.
That commit fixed Bug 63905 - FORMATTING: Page format in draw is not sent to the printer.
(In Draw, there is a feature to "Distribute on multiple sheets of paper" when printing. But the fix to bug 63905 makes this useful feature broken).
(In reply to Robinson Tryon (qubit) from comment #3)
> IIRC, the A* page sizes are based on doubling:
> A4 * 2 = A3
> A3 * 2 = A2
> So a sheet of A2 printed out on A4 paper should come out as 4 sheets, right?
> Not sure about the 9-page number, although that might be related...?
LibreOffice doesn’t change the page orientation while doing the distribution, and 4 portrait A4 cover 1 portrait A3.
This is a horrible regression. It makes it completely impossible to print any type of multi-page banner in Draw. This is a feature that that our users simply can't live without.
The patch that caused this regression was implemented in 4.4.0, 4.3.2, and 4.2.7, so there are no recent versions of ANY branches that remain unaffected.
IMO, bug 63905's patch causes FAR more damage than it fixes and should be removed until it can be reworked. It should be removed from 4.2.X branch, though I believe 4.2.X is EOL at this point.
(In reply to tmacalp from comment #9)
I did this patch: https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/13577/, which seems to fix the issue.
It’s been waiting for review for a few days now, no idea whether I should find someone to actually do the review (it’s my first patch).
Also, starting with the same problem commit, Draw's "Fit to printable page" no longer works. To get the print dialog to acknowledge the printer dialog's paper size, you have to select "Use only paper size from printer preferences." And even then, it doesn't actually shrink the image to the page. It crops it. So, it really does behave exactly like "Original size."
It looks like there is an existing report open specifically for this "Fit to printable page" issue(bug 87804). I'll add it as a "See Also."
Adding bibisected to whiteboard as bisected keyword is a subset of bibisected whiteboard.
Hi, to Clément Lassieur who wrote comment #10 : your fix seem to be abandoned, nothing new ?
I'm very interested in fixing this big regression and i'm not able to help in anyway…
(In reply to granier from comment #13)
See bug 63905, the fix should be available in the latest official builds.
I’ll appreciate your feedback!
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (bibisected)