Bug 90953 - Brochure printing adds blank pages
Summary: Brochure printing adds blank pages
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Print
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Reported: 2015-04-30 03:53 UTC by Shem Pasamba
Modified: 2023-09-06 03:14 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Layout of pages for brochure printing (9.85 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2015-04-30 03:53 UTC, Shem Pasamba
Sample output with 1.5 extra pages. (14.90 KB, application/pdf)
2016-04-04 13:41 UTC, Shem Pasamba

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Description Shem Pasamba 2015-04-30 03:53:14 UTC
Created attachment 115205 [details]
Layout of pages for brochure printing


When printing with brochure layout, Writer adds blank pages when it should not.  This is with a document that has a First page (page style), followed by a page style of "Default Style" which has alternate footer style (unchecked same content left/right).  The inserted three blank pages are between the first page and the second page.

I've uploaded a sample document.

Thank you for developing Libreoffice.

All the best,

Shem Pasamba
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2015-04-30 15:13:40 UTC
Reproduced with PDF printing.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version: (x64)
Build ID: f0edb677f09ad338e22ac3b5d91497b4479e0b3c
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2015-04-27_01:54:20
Locale: fi_FI
Comment 2 Timur 2016-04-04 12:45:12 UTC
I didn't reproduced it like described. I got 6 pages, 1 blank after 1st page. 
Please attach the PDF you get from Print to PDF.
Comment 3 Shem Pasamba 2016-04-04 13:40:43 UTC
(In reply to Timur from comment #2)

Yes, it really produced 6 pages, were it should have been 5 pages in the output.  The "3" extra pages that I mentioned translates to 1.5 extra pages in the output.
Comment 4 Shem Pasamba 2016-04-04 13:41:40 UTC
Created attachment 124068 [details]
Sample output with 1.5 extra pages.
Comment 5 Timur 2016-04-04 15:14:23 UTC
There' sth. strange with this file, it has manual breaks. How was it created? 
When you report a bug, it should be clear whether a problem can be recreated from scratch or it's related to some particular file. 
Brochure works if document is created with simple page breaks, just using First Page for the 1st page and Default Style that's switched on automatically.
Comment 6 Shem Pasamba 2016-04-05 01:08:07 UTC
Here's a video of how I created it: https://youtu.be/MEb5mJB9_74  I think you need to add up to 7 pages to make the bug show up.
Comment 7 Timur 2016-04-05 10:03:07 UTC
Yes, I know how you created it, with manual breaks. But, it doesn't matter, I confirm this but only with more pages, 5, it was OK with 3. Same happens without changing page number. 
Looks like inherited from OO. Note for readers: use File-Print-Page Layout-Brochure.
Comment 8 Cor Nouws 2017-01-31 15:29:26 UTC
What about the setting : Tools > Options > Writer > Pint .. Automatically insert blank pages ??
Comment 9 Shem Pasamba 2017-02-04 12:26:56 UTC
Tools > Options > Writer > Print .. Automatically insert blank pages checked or unchecked still produces this bug.
Comment 10 Timur 2018-12-28 10:51:20 UTC
No changes in 6.3+ with new print dialog.
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2021-09-05 04:36:16 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete, spam)
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2023-09-06 03:14:06 UTC
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