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On 07/10/15 11:58, Regina Henschel wrote:
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.

Thanks for your comment. Glad I'm not imagining things :-)

Unfortunately I don't seem to have any choice in the matter. Whatever page size I set (format|page) is /always/ transferred automatically to printer settings, and shows up there greyed out and unchangeable. When I set 'brochure', the format changes to landscape, and the paper size stays the same, with the contents printing scaled down. This is with BTW.

(The printer itself isn't an issue, btw; but thanks for the thought. I've long since worked out which way to twist things between out and in trays to make double-sided come out right!!)

Mike Scott
Harlow, Essex, England

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