Bug 98938 - handout does not print in portrait orientation
Summary: handout does not print in portrait orientation
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 99945 116353 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Print-Dialog
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Reported: 2016-03-28 15:25 UTC by stuckyb
Modified: 2018-03-14 15:01 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Screenshot of error and grayed-out option to rotate paper. (103.56 KB, image/png)
2017-05-27 16:16 UTC, c.rosenfield

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Description stuckyb 2016-03-28 15:25:52 UTC
When printing slide handouts, Impress refuses to print in portrait orientation, even though the page payout for the handouts specifies portrait orientation.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Open Impress, create a new presentation.
2. Create 1 or more slides.
3. Switch to "Handout Master" view.
4. Go to Slide -> Page/Slide Properties to confirm that the page orientation is set to portrait.
5. Go to File -> Print and choose to print "Handouts" from the "Document" drop-down list.

The print preview will continue to show landscape orientation, as will the actual printout.  This is not a printer-specific issue, because even if I "Print to file", the output is still incorrect.

Comment 1 raal 2016-03-30 07:18:53 UTC
I can not confirm with Version:; win7
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2016-04-07 15:01:20 UTC

Arch Linux 64-bit, KDE Plasma 5
Build ID: 9b0069c2833313ba9fab91f45edd354ba334f94b
CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Linux 4.4; UI Render: default; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8)
Built on April 3rd 2016
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2016-05-26 11:10:09 UTC
*** Bug 99945 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 leon244@comcast.net 2017-03-28 15:36:49 UTC
This is also true for me in LO 
Build ID: 5ad7b2889021c491af62f7930a4b1cb631392f16
CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Linux 4.4; UI Render: default; VCL: kde4; Layout Engine: new; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group 
using distro Mageia 5 x86_64

I am unable to change to portrait orientation from landscape when printing handouts page. There is no "page" option under the Format Menu. Changing the orientation is not possible using the "properties" button under "Printer Settings" as the choices are greyed out. Changing from "Landscape" to "Portrait" under the Page Setup dialog also fails to change the printer orientation.
Comment 5 c.rosenfield 2017-05-27 16:16:01 UTC
Created attachment 133650 [details]
Screenshot of error and grayed-out option to rotate paper.
Comment 6 c.rosenfield 2017-05-27 16:18:04 UTC
Reproduced in LO Impress. See screenshot: Handouts page is in landscape with slides falling off the bottom, option to rotate page is grayed out (across multiple printer installations). 

Build ID: 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial2
CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Linux 4.4; UI Render: default; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 7 Telesto 2018-03-13 16:36:38 UTC
*** Bug 116353 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Telesto 2018-03-13 16:53:25 UTC
Might be a regression.. However, can't check.. Not able to repro this with my Ubuntu VM
Comment 9 Buovjaga 2018-03-13 19:27:38 UTC
Can't test in 3.6 because it crashes when I go to Handouts (incompatibility with the modern libraries).

Still repro on Linux 6.1, but not on Windows, so Linux-only.

Arch Linux 64-bit
Build ID: c409fd2e8829b00f027070f34a5b743019800c6e
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: kde4; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: group
Built on March 13th 2018

Build ID: 5b87abe06da35ca3a11628674af23460349b439a
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2018-03-12_23:45:38
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI); Calc: group
Comment 10 Telesto 2018-03-14 15:01:04 UTC
This might be a workaround (not 100% sure)
File -> Print -> Impress tab -> select "Fit to printable page" instead of "Original size"