Le 2012-06-05 16:36, Marc Paré a écrit :
Le 2012-06-04 23:41, Marc Paré a écrit :
I am writing a page in landscape mode (US Letter) and in 2 columns but
when I print it keep printing in portrait mode. Here is what I did:
* I created a new page (US Letter default to portrait)
* then Format->Page->Page -> checked Landscape
* then Format->Page->Columns ->2
Typed in some test text in both columns and printed the page, but the
page keeps coming out in "Portrait" format.
What am I missing?
After fiddling quite a bit and passing through pages multiple times
though my printer here is the solution:
For some reason, LibreOffice, at the point of print, will open the print
window and choose the printer driver "pdf" for my Samsung printer, which
will not allow any "landscape" formatted documents at all (even without
columns). It will only print in "portrait" mode.
The fix is to change the driver to "PostScript"
(Print->Properties->Device(tab)->Printer Language Type-> "PostScript
(Level from driver))
I believe this is a problem with the system setup and less to do with
LibreOffice. However, Acrobat Reader does print correctly in cases where
landscape mode is not possible.
Thanks for all of the help and suggestions!
One final note on this. I traced the problem back to a misbehaving linux
printer driver. Here are the details.
NOTE: The following fix is really for users on the Mageia Linux distro,
but could adapt this to your distro (except for MS Windows platform -- I
am not sure if the driver is also misbehaving on the Windows platform)
*** NOTE: The problem occurred with a Samsung SCX-4200 Multifunction
Laser Printer. ***
The problem is the driver and dependencies that was supplied with the
Samsung SCX-4200; the driver is no longer supported by Samsung and this
is most likely the reason why "landscape mode" does not work due to
missing dependencies (the driver is expecting older dependencies to make
landscape mode work).
Please use the driver found on the "OpenPrinting.org" website that is
maintained by the Linux Foundation. The driver is called the "SpliX"
driver (the acronym means: "Samsung Printer Language -- for linux) --
SPL is a printing language that Samsung uses and that some other printer
makers license from Samsung.
Once downloaded (there are .deb and .rpm packages available -- Mageia
uses .rpm!), double-click on your downloaded file and it will install
all of the missing dependencies.
After installation, test-try your printer by opening a .odt file in
LibreOffice and ask for it to be printed in Landscape mode. It should
If the file does not print properly, then you still have the older
driver installed by default. To correct this:
* open MCC (Mageia Control Centre)
* left-hand panel -- click on Hardware
* right-hand panel -- click on "Set-up the printers ..."
* right-click on "SamsunG-SCX-4200 ..."
* choose "Properties"
* choose "Maker and model"->Modify
* wait till system finds all of the drivers
* choose "Samsung"
* choose "Next"
* choose "Samsung SCX-4200 SpliX 2.0.0 (OpenPrinting LSB 3.2)"
* choose "Next"
* CHOOSE "Use this new PPD file (Postscript Printer Description) as is"
* choose "Apply"
* print a "test" page from the MCC Printer Setup page
* the output should have a line that says "Make and model: Samsung
SCX-4200, sPLIx 2.0.0 (OpenPrinting LSB 3.2)"
Test the new driver
* close LibreOffice if open
* open LibreOffice
* create a new page in landscape mode (or open a file that is made for
Hope this helps anyone else with these problems.
 http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Samsung/Samsung-SCX-4200 (the
driver is on the bottom of this page) (*** NOTE: the driver also works
for a large number of Samsung, Dell, Xerox printers. See page here for
supporter printers: http://splix.ap2c.org/index.html ***)
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