On Thu, 02 Feb 2012 01:31:47 -0500
Jay Lozier <email@example.com> dijo:
On 02/01/2012 05:45 PM, TJ wrote:
On 01/25/2012 01:56 PM, Don C. Myers wrote:
I'm using LibreOffice 3.4.4 from the Mageia 1 repositories with KDE,
trying to print to a Deskjet 5650 printer, and I'm having problems
with this, too. My problem is related to that experienced by the
Arch user in your second link, in that landscape -oriented
spreadsheets from Calc aren't printing properly - to say the least.
Mine prints fine until it gets to the 8.5 inch mark, then it prints
a truncated version of the last column over and over until the edge
of the paper. Print Preview looks fine, and while I haven't tried it
yet I suspect printing to a pdf file would work, too.
Changing the printer language to Postscript fixes it. I haven't
noticed the problem with other applications yet, but then I don't
print much as a regular rule, just this time of year.
I didn't have the problem last year, when I was using Mandriva
2010.2 and OpenOffice.
I can try to remember to change the printer language on every
document I make in the future, but like Mr. Jordan I think it's a
pain in the butt to remember to change it if I go to print old
documents. I tried running spadmin as root to change the default,
but for some reason Mageia wouldn't do it. Probably just as well, as
I'm very much out of my element when it comes to command line
It shouldn't have to be that way, anyway. There should be an easy
way to make Postscript the default, if you want.
I have not noticed any problems printing from Linux Mint 12. I would
check the default printer settings and test the printer with another
non-LO program to see if the problem is with the printer set up. The
printer could be set up to default everywhere to pdf not to postscript.
Let me clarify a few things.
I first noticed this when printing to a Laserjet 4M+. I also have a
5SiMx, an 8000DN, and a Xerox Phaser 7400DN. The problem happens with
most of them. And I have several "printers" installed for each physical
printer, and it doesn't matter which one I select. I always get text
with the font metrics messed up.
This problem does not occur with any other program. This includes
Abiword, Kword, Gedit, and Scribus - the usual programs I use for
printing text. It did not occur with OpenOffice.org. I do not know if
OOo used the same default to PDF as LibreOffice, and I cannot easily
check because it is no longer installed.
I could wipe out Fedora 16 and install Linux Mint, but the last time I
changed distros it took almost a week to get everything reinstalled and
reconfigured back the way I had it. I have a zillion programs
installed, some of which took hours of tweaking to get them running.
And I require these programs for my work. So, for now at least, I'm
stuck with Fedora 16. Besides, I don't think the problem is in Fedora.
From reading others' responses it appears that all we need to do is
change the default from PDF to Postscript.
I should add that just today I discovered another problem. I needed to
print six copies of a one-page document (to give a paper copy to six
different people). I remembered to check "Postscript," but when the
copies came out of the printer copy 2 was on the back of copy 1, copy 4
on the back of copy 3, and copy 6 on the back of copy 5. The only ways
I can find to stop this behavior were to print one copy and click on the
Print button six times, or disable the duplexer in the printer and try
to remember to re-enable it afterward. LAME. But I will post this under
another thread later. It's time for bed.
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