Bug 85188 - PRINTING: squares instead of text and pictures
Summary: PRINTING: squares instead of text and pictures
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 85164 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-10-18 22:52 UTC by Witalik
Modified: 2015-10-14 19:49 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

This document includes data that are printed not correctly. (121.00 KB, application/msword)
2014-10-18 22:52 UTC, Witalik
This document-2 includes data that are printed not correctly. (165.50 KB, application/msword)
2014-10-18 22:52 UTC, Witalik

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Description Witalik 2014-10-18 22:52:21 UTC
Created attachment 108046 [details]
This document includes data that are printed not correctly.

document contains data that do not print correctly

Problem description:
  Sending to Printer - squares instead of text and pictures.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open document
2. Print document
3. Look at the result is printed.

Current behavior:
  Prints large gray squares.

Expected behavior:
  Should be text and pictures. as displayed when viewing

Explain what is attached:
  This document includes data that are printed not correctly.
Comment 1 Witalik 2014-10-18 22:52:57 UTC
Created attachment 108047 [details]
This document-2 includes data that are printed not correctly.
Comment 2 tommy27 2014-10-19 06:59:03 UTC
I don't have a printer available right now. I'll retest later.
please give exact detail or your printer model.
is PDF export working correctly on your system?
Comment 3 tommy27 2014-10-19 07:40:21 UTC
*** Bug 85164 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 tommy27 2014-10-19 08:39:46 UTC
no printing issues with LiBO under Win7x64 using an HP OfficeJet 6100 printer.
Comment 5 retired 2014-10-20 10:09:42 UTC
Looks good when exported to PDF with LO Version:
Build ID: 7d55112667c8fcddb67bc3803796b46c93aa56b0
on OSX 10.10


Windows only? What Windows are you using? Issue reproducible when exported to PDF?
Comment 6 tommy27 2014-10-20 11:01:33 UTC
please also specify brand and model of your printer.
Comment 7 Witalik 2014-10-20 15:54:49 UTC
using the printer: Sharp AR-5618
OS: Windows XP
export to PDF format is correct
Comment 8 Witalik 2014-10-20 15:55:53 UTC
printing in MS Work is correct
Comment 9 Buovjaga 2014-11-27 11:48:34 UTC
Info provided -> UNCONFIRMED.
Comment 10 raal 2015-01-21 06:49:41 UTC
No problem with print under Linux and Windows on two different printers.

Try to upgrade printer drivers, http://www.sharp-cee.com/cps/rde/xchg/scee/hs.xsl/-/html/product_details.htm?product=AR5618
Comment 11 Buovjaga 2015-02-19 13:22:11 UTC
Witalik: do you have the latest printer drivers from raal's link? Driver date 10.07.2013?

Change back to UNCONFIRMED, if the problem persists. Change to RESOLVED WORKSFORME, if the problem went away after driver update.
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 02:56:35 UTC
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Comment 13 QA Administrators 2015-10-14 19:49:08 UTC
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