I set all my printers, that have that option, to Postscript level 3. That seems to work. As for PDF, well, unless I am exporting to PDF, I find that Ubuntu and Linux Mint printing from LO, as well as some other packages, just causes some sporadic errors in printing to my HP and Canon printers. PS Level 3 seems to have the least formatting errors. It goes double for some printer's duplexing options.
Also, I have a printer that has a large "white space" requirement that clips the images and text that should go into that printer defined margin white space. I get around that with printing in "Borderless Mode". Whether it is borderless letter, borderless tabloid/B, or borderless 13x19, i.e. Super B. There are other sizes like Borderless A4 and borderless legal. It seems to take the page size and add a small amount to the actual paper size and that gets rid of the printer's defined whitespace "required" for printing the paper.
On 07/14/2014 04:25 PM, Harvey Nimmo wrote:
Steve, Great stuff. That did the trick! That was one knob that I hadn't tried, not exactly intuitive. (My printer configuration had been set to 'Automatic:PDF' which was evidently wrong). Problem solved. Many thanks. Harvey On Tue, 2014-07-15 at 07:41 +1200, Steve Edmonds wrote:Hi. I am not meaning the printer selection but under properties and then device, printer language type. steve On 2014-07-15 07:16, Harvey Nimmo wrote:Yes, the problem does not exist when printing from a pdf file. The problem exists only when printing directly to a printer from LO Writer. On Tue, 2014-07-15 at 07:00 +1200, Steve Edmonds wrote:Hi. I had this in opensuse 12.2. In File>print or printer settings under device you can choose to output in PDF or postscript. PDF was the default and caused me problems, changing to postscript fixed it. steve On 2014-07-15 06:54, Harvey Nimmo wrote: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 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 <email@example.com> wrote:I apologise from the start if the subject of this thread hasalready 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: 22.214.171.124 on OpenSuse 13.1 I want to print a two-page A4 document, the first page beingportrait 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 problems 1) the second (landscape) page is printed in portrait with the text on the right being cut offIn fact, the problem is even more primitive: it seems that LOrefuses to print any page formatted in landscape.2) the page margins (default 2x2x2x2 cm) are not respected. Atleast 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 asimilar result, confirm that the problem seems to lie with LO.If I print the document to a pdf file, the result looksperfect on the screen, and indeed, with respect to the two problems above, even theprinted result looks OK. However, since the characters printedout on paper are not all identical to those in the pdf file, depending on the choiceof font, I have decided to abandon the 'print to filealternative' for the time being, to concentrate on the direct printing variant.Can anyone tell me what is going on in LO Writer and what thesolution could be?Cheers Harvey --To unsubscribe e-mail to: users +firstname.lastname@example.org Problems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/ Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette List archive: http://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/users/ All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted
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