Bug 191254 - openoffice.org ignore document paper size
openoffice.org ignore document paper size
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Caolan McNamara
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Reported: 2006-05-10 02:42 EDT by Johan Dahl
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-05-10 09:18:02 EDT
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Printing to file on default printer (294.76 KB, application/postscript)
2006-05-10 08:21 EDT, Johan Dahl
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Description Johan Dahl 2006-05-10 02:42:36 EDT
Description of problem:
openoffice.org ignores papersize of document and prints in letter if I doesn't
change the format in the print-dialog every time.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create new document. Select "Format > Page...". Format is A4
2. Select "File > Printer Settings". Paper Size is A4
3. Select "File > Print". Select the tab "Paper". Paper size is Letter 
Actual results:
Page is printed in Letter if I doesn't change it in prining dialog. I must do
this for every print out. 

Expected results:
The program should use the size which is selected in the "Format > Page"

Additional info:
Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2006-05-10 05:35:10 EDT
For writer, writer's document page type (from format paper) should override
anything selected for paper size elsewhere. The printer paper size select should
only affect documents which don't have internal paper-size settings, e.g. calc
or math. So....

Can I get the output of
> locale
so I can see what your LC_PAPER type is, possibly it's a US type, hence the
defaulting to Letter in the printer dialog (presumably the same paper type of
letter is selected in e.g. gedit)
Can you print to file through "generic postscript", location file and attach the
output here so I can see what paper size the final postscript actually contains.

Does it actually hit the printer as letter format ?, i.e. the annoying "insert
letter paper" of printer warning/error
Comment 2 Johan Dahl 2006-05-10 08:21:31 EDT
Created attachment 128843 [details]
Printing to file on default printer
Comment 3 Johan Dahl 2006-05-10 09:02:42 EDT
This is the result of the locale command

$ locale

This locale should be A4. If I look in gedit is also says "letter" in the print

The printer reports "manual feed - press enter". I looked in the generated
postscript (id=128843) and it said A4. I reinstalled the printer in cups and
selected generic postscript instead of HP LJ 1320 and after that it printed
without any problem. So the was my configuration but I was fooled by the setting
in the print-dialog.

I tried a new fresh account and both gedit and openoffice.org had A4 in the

So something is strange with my account. You can set this as resolved. I am
sorry for wasting your time :-(
Comment 4 Caolan McNamara 2006-05-10 09:18:02 EDT
Not a problem, good to know about these gotchas when thinking about future
printer dialog replacements.

But indeed, I'll mark this as WONTFIX for now, and perhaps the new GTK printing
dialog will help in this area

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