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Thanks for your reply, Tom. My OS is OpenSuse 13.1 (Linux). 

Yes, there was a mismatch between one of my printers and its default
setting in the OS. Oddly, this may account for the 'font' error where
some characters in the pdf file were printed wrongly. I corrected the
default format for that printer and the 'print to file' error seems to
have been corrected (explain that one!). 

But...the basic problem persists: that printing the page(s) directly
from LO Writer (whether I print the 2-page document (with its page break
switch) or just the landscape page alone with the printer set to
landscape from the start) always renders the landscape page in portrait
(on both printers).

Can't find the knob to turn...many pages and much ink later ;-(


On Mon, 2014-07-14 at 18:47 +0100, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)  
Most printers seem to be hard-coded to leave a 4-5mm "white-space"
border at the edge of pages so if you encroach into that then you'll
lose some of what you are printing.  The Pdf route probably attempts
to shrink the whole image a little to account for that.  

If LO is set to A4 but the Operating System is set to "US Letter" that
might explain some of the other issues.  Err, or the other way

Are you using Xp or Win8 or Ubuntu or Mac or which OS?  Knowing that
might help others here to set-up the right configs in that and in LO.
Do other documents (or the same ones) have problems in other programs?
LO does seem to have something odd about it's printing configs but
hopefully people here can help!  

Good luck and regards from 
Tom :)  

On 14 July 2014 16:43, Harvey Nimmo <> wrote:
        I apologise from the start if the subject of this thread has
        already been
        thrashed to death in this forum. I guess I pay detailed
        attention to
        what is going on only when it affects me directly!
        LO Version: on OpenSuse 13.1
        I want to print a two-page A4 document, the first page being
        the second landscape. The pages are separated by a page break
        so that LO
        Writer displays them properly. On printing these two pages I
        face two
        1) the second (landscape) page is printed in portrait with the
        text on
        the right being cut off
        In fact, the problem is even more primitive: it seems that LO
        refuses to
        print any page formatted in landscape.
        2) the page margins (default 2x2x2x2 cm) are not respected. At
        least the
        top margin is ignored (= 0 cm) on the printed page. The left
        seems OK, if a bit tight (=1.9 cm)
        Two different printers (one Brother, one HP) both give me a
        similar result,
        confirm that the problem seems to lie with LO.
        If I print the document to a pdf file, the result looks
        perfect on the
        screen, and indeed, with respect to the two problems above,
        even the
        printed result looks OK. However, since the characters printed
        out on paper
        are not all identical to those in the pdf file, depending on
        the choice
        of font, I have decided to abandon the 'print to file
        alternative' for
        the time being, to concentrate on the direct printing variant.
        Can anyone tell me what is going on in LO Writer and what the
        could be?
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