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When things like that happen, I Export to PDF and then use the default PDF viewer to print the document.

I use 3.4.5 with Ubuntu 64-bit.

Do you have the Printer Administration listed in you menu of LO module list? I find that there are a lot more options listed there for my printers, than in the print menus.

Each printer I have, HP PSC-1410 inkjet, Epson Artisan 810 inkjet, HP Color Laserjet 2600n, and the HP Laserjet 2300dn, seem to have different print options than I get with printing via the "default Viewer" using the Export to PDF document instead of the printing via Writer directly.

LO will not get my Epson Artisan 810 inkjet printer to duplex, but it will for my b/w HP 2300 workgroup printer. I have not used the HP 2300dn for even a week, since it came on Monday, so I have not tested all the differences, BUT it really seems that LO does not work with all the printer's options like it should.

Then there is the fact that if you print a document with the option of more than 1 copies, LO prints out each copy as its own job, while the "default Viewer" will print the copies as copies and not as separate jobs. LO takes 20-30 seconds for each job to process on the printer, while the PDF processes one job and each copy comes out as soon as the previous one lands in the output tray.

On 04/05/2012 09:59 AM, Malcolm Moore wrote:
I wonder if I could revisit this issue again.

I have been experimenting a bit more and
LibreOffice doesn't show all the options
the printer has available.

For example:- ( With LO 3.5.n and openSuse 12.1)
In the system printer dialog my Ricoh MPC 5000
has 4 trays and a bypass. In LO it only show the 4 trays

Also it has paper types of Thick, Thick2 and Thick3 for
different weights of paper. The LO dialog only has Thick
which is a bit of a problem as some types of iron on
paper we use has to go through the printer at Thick 2 or
Thick 3

If I use something like Gimp or Chrome and print a page it shows all
the options ( 21 types of paper and 5 trays  ) LO only shows
13 types of paper and 4 trays.

Where is LO getting it's information from and why is it wrong
on some printers? ( our old HP 4250's are correct but they are
pretty simple souls at the best of times ) Also, is there some
way to tell LO to get it's information from the system?

Many thanks


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