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On 12/20/2012 09:34 AM, Jay Lozier wrote:
On 12/20/2012 08:12 AM, Anna Martynova wrote:

I noticed a strange thing in Windows version of Libre Office. When I print
to printer that is configured with driver "MS Publisher Imagesetter",
sometimes print files are really huge. For testing purpose I used "Print to
file" option.
For example I attached a 13 kilobyte odt file that turns into 48 megabytes
print file. It contains several lines of letters and numbers, and then
broken link to image (copied from web browser).
If I print this document to another printer (with different driver, for
example, HP LaserJet 2050) the size of print jobs is quite reasonable (less
than 1 megabyte).

Is it normal behavior? Have anyone else noticed that?
We met with it when we were trying to understand why printing from Libre
Office takes so much time in RDP terminal session. :) (We had files that
produced even 250 Mb of print data, of course it took much time to send it
to terminal client's printer).

Thanks in advance.


What is the default system printer?

MS Publisher is part of the MSO office suite and is available in the more expensive versions. I have no idea what the MS Publisher Imagesetter is for unless it is doing something like converting other MSO formats to MS Publisher format much like various Print to PDF converters work. If my guess is correct then I am not surprised that it garbled other file formats.

I had a big graphic map of regional railroad lines. I created a high res PDF file to be printed on a "plotter" at 3 foot by 4 foot. It would not render. I never did get any large format prints from the "professional" equipment. BUT, I took that same file and printed it out to an inkjet printer and it printed file, thought it took a long time to do the processing the data to be sent via the USB cable to the inkjet.

Saying that, it could be the massive amount of data that the "Imagesetter" needs to do its job, vs. what an HP printer [b&w or color] would need.

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