Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2014 Archives by date, by thread · List index

On 21/12/14 16:34, 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.


I have an HP Officejet pro 8600, which I believe uses the same driver, on Opensuse 13.1, LO 4.3.5.

In the File-Print-General Tab, click on the Properties of your printer, and then on the Device Tab. The Default Printer language Type is set to PDF, but I find this causes me problems with any other printing besides single sided portrait. Switch it to postscript and try that. Postscript always gives me better results than PDF language type with this printer.


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.


To unsubscribe e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.