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For now, as a big work around. . .
Do you have "luck" printing a PDF file to the HP 960? If so, then just export to PDF and print that file. That will work till we get the direct printing from LO issue fixed. For the longest time, that was what I did to print a duplex document on the Epson printer.

Do you have the ability to use the OSX 10.5 driver? Or the more generic 10.1.5 to 10.4.x driver?

HP has those drivers on their web site for download.

I am not a Mac person, but since it is "sort of" a Linux-like OS
[do not tell me how it is not a Linux OS, since I am using a generic comparison]
then there must be a way to install this older driver and use it.

I know that for Linux and Windows, drivers for earlier version of the OS can work, most times, when there is no newer version for the newer OS. I have used 10.04 and 11.x drivers for my Ubuntu system when there has not been one made for my 12.04 version of the OS. Actually I have done that with several packages. So I am hoping that the 10.5.x driver would work on a 10.7 OSX, since there is none listed for 10.6 or 10.7.

Also, LO 3.4.1 may not be the best version for your needs. I had a lot of trouble with dialogs and duplex printing till the 3.6.x line. I use on a Linux system at this time. So it is possible for you to download and install the 3.6.6 version or the 4.0.4 version for OSX and see if some of your dialog issues are fixed.

To get duplex working on all my duplexing printers [HP laser, Canon inkjet, and Epson inkjet] I had to check the "use LO dialog" option for the print dialogs. That was listed as an option for Linux but did not show up for the Windows version. So I would expect that the OSX version might have some different dialog options. Before I found that "Linux only" option, no one could figure out how to get my Epson printer to duplex when my HP laser would. Now I have a Canon inkjet and the check box option works with that duplexing printer as well.

I know that Tom is a Linux person, but he has access to Mac systems, so he may know some OSX specific option, but I have used 3 duplexing printer and I know what works for me.

On 07/16/2013 07:26 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
2 approaches to fix this, i've not thought about which should be number 1

1.  To use the LO dialogues ...  When the printer dialogue-box pops-up note there are 4 tabs at the top.  On the 1st tab you 
should see a list of all the printers installed.  Select the Hp 960 but instead of printing click on the "Properties" 
button.  It's just under the list.  The "Properties" pop-up also has a couple of tabs.  The 1st should be 
"Paper".  Duplex is about the 4h drop-down.  Long-edge for Portrait but Short-edge for landscape.  My boss can never 
figure out that short-edge refers to the shortest edge of the paper, or perhaps he is just being kind.

2.  To change to normal dialogues ...
LibreOffice - Preferences - General - "Print dialogues" - UNtick the tick-box that says "Use LO 

Errr, are you sure that duplex is installed?  When you install the driver it should ask you if you 
want duplex to be included.  It might do it automatically.
Regards from
Tom :)

From: Cliff Scott <>
Sent: Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 22:29
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Printing with HP 960C Deskjet

Fellow LibreOffice users -

I am running LO on a Mac, OSx 10.7.5 and the printer is a HP 960C Deskjet.
There are no native OSx drivers for the 960C so I've loaded drivers from
Guten Print, Hpijs and also an HP 9800. All three work fine with every OSx
app including OpenOffice 3.4.1. In LO the print dialog does not use the
normal OSx dialog that every other app uses, but has its own. That dialog
does not allow me to select Dual sided printing or Print Quality other than
Draft, among other missing, but not so important settings. Is there any way
around this? Why does LO do its own thing and not use the normal dialogs? I
have to have OpenOffice installed just to print properly. Very wasteful of
time and resources.

LO has fixed a number of things that are not fixed in OO so I'd much rather
use LO all the way, except for this one issue.

Thanks for any help.


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