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In LO Options>Load/Save there is a setting for load printer settings with document. Have you had a look at that. My understanding is that to load specific printer settings in a default document (from the default template) the box should be ticked and the printer settings should be saved in the default template, but I may be wrong.

On 2014-12-22 05:34, tony mollica wrote:
Thanks, Terry, Sorry about that. I got in a rush. But thanks for responding.

I'm using Linux, Debian 7amd64, kernel 3.2.63, hplip 3.14.1 with an HP OfficeJet Pro 8100.
CUPS is installed, v1.5.3and LibreOffice

I have two CUPS printer configs for that printer, one for normal printing and one for duplex. If I try to pick the obvious settings through LO for printing, which I figured would be 'Long Edge (standard) for the 'duplex' setting, then it doesn't work. I found a posting that indicated that the LO 'file/print/properties' selection should use <ignore> for the duplex settingand that actually appears to work but it's still a problem that no printer settings entered through LO are saved. I should be able to pick my printer (hp8100duplex) and print double sided without needing to make that choice each time.
A small extra step, but irritating.

But here is an interesting observation. CUPS shows the printers configured with hplip 3.13.11 but the hplip device manager version is3.14.1 . More investigation is warranted.

I'm open to suggestions.


If it's any consolation to anyone, OpenOffice operates the same way.
On 12/21/2014 02:54 AM, Terry Warby wrote:

On 20/12/14 16:40, tony mollica wrote:

I've looked but haven't been able to find the right combination of commands to
enable double sided printing and keep the configuration.

Has there been any movement in the repair of this feature or are we still
stuck with converting our documents to another format (.pdf) for proper


Tony, I have two brother laser printers HL2030 and HL3150CDW and have no problems printing double sided in both windows (win 7) and Linux (manjaro). I find its just a question of setting the print up in "printer properties" for either manual (HL2030) or automatic (HL3150CDW) printing. In Linux I set up my printer defaults in CUPS. I never have to convert documents to pdf just to print them. You don't tell us what operating system you are using, what printer or what version of Libreoffice you have. Perhaps if you came back to us with a bit more information someone here would be able to give you more specific advice.


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