On Tue, 7 Aug 2018 00:47:59 +0100
Tom Davies <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Sorry to ask but which OS or platform are you using? Windows,
Gnu&Linux or some other?
I'm not sure if it is relevant but which version of LibreOffice? The
"Help" menu under "About" usually gives that sort of information.
Also have you tried "print to file" instead of selecting a printer -
and then choose Pdf format so that you can have a quick poke around
in the resulting file to see if that looks about right or is also
Does the printer feed quite a few blank pages or does it just rattle
a bit and then just sit there glowering or acting all innocent or
Sorry i can't give any sensible suggestions! Tim @ Kracked Press is
often good at printer issues.
a Tom :)
Hello again Tom,
First, I indeed should have stated the OS, which is Windows 10, and the
LibreOffice version, which is 6.05.2.
The printer didn't send out any blank pages; it sat there like nothing
at all was happening.
Second, you made an *extremely* sensible suggestion, for which I thank
Print to File didn't work; it created a shortcut but not a file - not
even a zero-byte file. I then tried (and I have no idea why I didn't
think of it before) LibreO's "Export to .pdf", which did generate
a real live .pdf. I then opened the .pdf in Microsoft Edge (which is
quite good at displaying them), and yes! It printed perfectly and looks
just as good as the many similar table-based documents I've printed
directly from LibreOffice.
If Tim @ Kracked Press or any toner-stained mavens happen on this, I
would be interested to know if there are any subtle settings that might
derail normal printing. I'm guessing that a corner of the file got
boofed somewhere, but I've never had this happen before just out of
the blue like that, and my curiosity is piqued.
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