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#1 2011-06-06 20:18:51

Dieter
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From: Germany
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libreoffice 3.4 calc - print in landscape format

I have some issues with libreoffice calc after upgrading to version 3.4:
- printing of sheets in landscape format doesn't work any more. All landscape sheets are printed in portrait format with missing cells.
- text in cells occur grey instead of black and is hard to read.

Anyone else experiencing this? Are fixes / workaround available?

If not: What packages in addition to libreoffice* and icu must be downgraded?

Thanks in advance, Dieter

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#2 2011-06-07 18:18:42

dr-kart
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From: Ukraine
Registered: 2011-01-09
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Re: libreoffice 3.4 calc - print in landscape format

I have the same problem with LO 3.4 when using writer. Can not print in landscape.

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#3 2011-06-09 08:52:04

mattssp
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From: Basel
Registered: 2009-10-15
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Re: libreoffice 3.4 calc - print in landscape format

Same here. When I try to print two pages on one, LibreOffice prints portrait, the second page going off the paper. When printing to PDF it works. The problem exists only with physical printer.

Edit: My workaround: Print to PDF, then print the PDF with acroread...

Last edited by mattssp (2011-06-09 08:53:21)

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#4 2011-06-17 00:00:17

Snakeye
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From: Surrey BC
Registered: 2009-12-19
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Re: libreoffice 3.4 calc - print in landscape format

I had to go to Format -> Page, then click on page tab, then click on landscape button under orientation.

Setting from File -> Printer Settings does not work.

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#5 2011-07-10 15:10:32

artiom
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From: France
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Re: libreoffice 3.4 calc - print in landscape format

Libreoffice 3.4.1 - the problem is still here. Even with Format->Page landscape setting printing to the printer doesn't work correctly. But works with PDF

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#6 2011-07-18 11:42:40

TheOldFellow
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From: Cumbria, England, UK
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Re: libreoffice 3.4 calc - print in landscape format

I have the same problem, my workround to print landscape is to export to pdf and print that.  No one seems to have reported this to the Libreoffice team, so are we thinking it is an Arch problem?

R.

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#7 2011-07-18 22:16:40

azleifel
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Re: libreoffice 3.4 calc - print in landscape format

I noticed this as well.  Page orientation under Format -> Page -> Page matched the orientation under File -> Printer Settings -> Properties -> Paper, so it wasn't that.  Then I noticed that File -> Printer Settings -> Properties -> Device -> Printer Language type was set to PDF so I changed it to PostScript and landscape printing worked again.

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#8 2011-07-21 21:05:30

tcmdvm
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From: Columbia, TN USA
Registered: 2007-06-12
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Re: libreoffice 3.4 calc - print in landscape format

Thank you for coming up with the landscape printing fix. I couldn't print anything in landscape mode. Not even envelopes.

Changing the setting from PDF to Postscript was the fix.

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#9 2011-08-03 18:14:44

artiom
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Re: libreoffice 3.4 calc - print in landscape format

3.4.2-1 This bug is still here. Changing the setting from PDF to Postscript fix it, but how to make it permanent?

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#10 2011-08-14 14:48:50

stoat
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Registered: 2011-08-07
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Re: libreoffice 3.4 calc - print in landscape format

azleifel wrote:

I noticed that File -> Printer Settings -> Properties -> Device -> Printer Language type was set to PDF so I changed it to PostScript and landscape printing worked again.

tcmdvm wrote:

Changing the setting from PDF to Postscript was the fix.

Hello everybody. First post. Mostly just read here. Anyway, I also had this issue while printing landscape text documents in LibreOffice and learned what to do about it here from this thread. Thanks.

artiom wrote:

3.4.2-1 This bug is still here. Changing the setting from PDF to Postscript fix it, but how to make it permanent?

To me, this printer language property (or whatever) in LibreOffice appears to "stick" to the document or spreadsheet instead of being a sort of permanent global application setting. If you create new document and spreadsheet default templates (or edit the existing ones) and set their printer language option to PostScript, then PostScript is there as the printer language in new documents and spreadsheets. And it will stay with those documents or spreadsheets after they are saved and re-opened. PostScript works okay for portrait orientation, of course. Just an idea to try. It helped me a little.

Last edited by stoat (2011-08-14 19:18:08)

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#11 2011-09-11 20:36:40

Musky
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Registered: 2011-02-22
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Re: libreoffice 3.4 calc - print in landscape format

Hello all

Same problem for me, same workaround.

Does anyone have some news about that ?

Don't you think the brand of the printer could be important ?
I use a BROTHER HL-3040CN, and i believethat some of you too, don't you ?

Last edited by Musky (2011-09-11 20:45:11)

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#12 2011-11-28 17:31:58

mahen
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Registered: 2007-02-05
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Re: libreoffice 3.4 calc - print in landscape format

Same issue here, using Samsung ML-1665 with proprietary driver.

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#13 2012-03-01 23:32:43

djraymondnm
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From: Socorro, NM, USA
Registered: 2011-12-28
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Re: libreoffice 3.4 calc - print in landscape format

I have seen the no landscape print problem with libre/open-office calc on Ubuntu as well as on ARCH, with an HP Deskjet.
My solution is to use gnumeric instead of libre office.

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#14 2012-03-02 17:16:04

zenlord
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Re: libreoffice 3.4 calc - print in landscape format

Might be related to the following bug:  https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43932 - there seems to be something wrong with the linux printing system since version 3.3 - I'm having trouble printing to multiple printertrays since I switched openoffice to libreoffice.

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