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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 around.

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 portrait
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 margin
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 solution
could be?



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