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Hi Mike,

Mike Scott schrieb:
Can someone settle my mind please here? Has the page size setup changed
at some point for doing brochure printing from Writer?

I don't do this too often, so my memory may be wrong. However, I find
this week that to make an A5-size booklet, I need to create A4 pages
with scaled up contents, that are then scaled down [factor sqrt(2)] by
LO and printed 2-up on A4 paper when 'brochure' is selected. Paper size
and orientation is greyed out in the print dialogue.

I'm pretty certain (and the one example I can find from OOo days in 2006
seems to bear this out) that once upon a time, I'd have had to create an
A5 document, specify A4 landscape paper, and brochure mode would then
print my A5 pages unscaled, 2-up.

Is my memory wrong? If things have changed, what was the rationale? -
the latter way seem IMO much more convenient.

Your memory is correct and you should not use the method of scaling down. For me it works out-of-the-box when my document is A5 and I check "brochure" in the tab "Page Layout". I use LO5.1 (a current daily developer build) and have got a printer Epson-WP-4025.

But the communication between LO and your printer might be not optimal. You can try, whether it works better, when you check the options "Use only paper tray from printer preferences" and "Use only size form printer preferences" in the tab "Options". In that case you need to open the printer properties in tab "General" and set the actual paper size and orientation in the printer driver dialog. Start with a test document of four A5 pages on one paper sheet of A4. Depending on your printer, it might be, that you have to set the turn edge in addition.

Kind regards

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