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Thanks Marc.

On 11/26/2016 01:14 PM, Marc Paré wrote:
Hi Gordon,

Le 2016-11-22 à 09:54, Gordon Burgess-Parker a écrit :

Just tried to post a question on the AskLO forum page. I don’t think I’ll use that again - I need “points” to post a picture (WHY?) and the link to a picture is totally un-intuitive.

Using Version: Build ID: 8f96e87c890bf8fa77463cd4b640a2312823f3ad on MAC OS Sierra, with Epson WF 2660 printer Two problems here. 1. In Print>Paper Handling the suggested paper size is US Legal, although every setting I can find is UK and A4. Why is this? 2. The brochure prints ok, but the text is reduced in size, i.e. doesn't fit the page as in the attached picture link. How do I get a) the suggested paper size to A4, and b) how to get the pages to appear full-size in the brochure? <>


I am not sure of either of your issues with your printer and page, but, I print in brochure format quite often with my early music group for concert program booklets. Here are the settings I use for US letter size that allows me to use the full width of the pages ... note that I am in Canada, where US Letter is the default paper size. However, you may be able to juggle some of the page settings around to fit an A4 page correctly. The point is that, the settings that I use allow the use of the full size of the brochure page (down to the page footer).

Here are my settings for Format->Page

Format: User
Width: 13.97cm
Height: 21.59cm
Orientation: Portrait

Left: 1.27cm
Right: 1.27cm
Top: 1.27cm
Bottom: 1.27cm

Layout Settings:
Page layout: Right and Left
Format: 1,2,3

If you want a footer, then on the Footer tab

Footer: checkmarked
Same content left/right: checkmarked
Same content on first page: checkmarked
Left margin: 0.00cm
Right margin: 0.00cm
Spacing: 0.51cm
Use dynamic spacing: NOT checkmarked
Height: 0.51 cm
AutoFit height: checkmarked

Hope this helps a bit.



I could not get the brochure settings to work on my Ubuntu 16.04 and Canon MG 6220 and 5320 inkjet printers. The printout seems to make the printing to look like it is printed out in 4 or 6 point font size instead of 14 or 16 point, just like it would look with the print of 2 or 4 pages per side [ HP Laserjet printing setting - Properties > job options > pages per side ]

Since my printers [all of them] have troubles with small margin sizes, I tend to use the "Borderless Letter" for my posters and single-page fliers. I wish LO could have the "borderless" option. I need to create a PDF file and then choose the borderless paper option I need for 8.5x11, 8.5x14, 11x17, 13x19, inches. I make posters in all of those sizes, and 4x6 and 8.5x11 photo paper sizes.

When I get some time, I will try out your settings. They look good, but will need to see what they are in inches and not centimeters.

I have been using LO since the first version of LO when It came out of "RC". I do not know even a tenth of what LO can do. These lists help with the "functions" that I do not know or could not get working on my own.

By-the-by - - Which do you use for the folding style of the brochures? Z-fold or what I call "C-fold" where one "flap" is folded inside the other one. I have used both many times. Those which gets mailed without an envelope, get the C-fold. I also make 11x17 tabloid paper into newsletters and fold the sheets so they can be mailed without an envelope as well. The is one of the reasons I bought the large format printer. Been printing original copies for newsletters since 1990's +/- in letter size paper and originals in tabloid size paper since a few years ago.

I currently use 3 Canon inkjet printers - 5320, 5420, 6220. I use HP printers - Officejet 7000 E809a and Laserjet 2300dtn. Of these printers, only the Officejet does not duplex though the Laserjet sometimes jams with duplexing while paper feeding next blank sheet.

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