[Solved] Slide notes are printing offset towards bottom left

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[Solved] Slide notes are printing offset towards bottom left

Postby SVS » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:29 am

I'm trying to print a hard copy of slides with notes, and for some reason the contents appear pushed down and to the left by a couple of inches (see attached screenshot). I cannot for the life of me figure out how to prevent this from happening. (It happens both sending to the printer and sending to a pdf). Can anyone provide advise on what to do to get this to print properly?

Thanks much for any help...

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Re: Slide notes are printing offset towards bottom left...

Postby RoryOF » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:03 am

It may be that your printer is set to use a different paper size or orientation than your OpenOffice; check that these match.

If that is not the problem, try /View /Master /Notes master and drag the outlined areas for the notes and the slides as suits your layout.

It would be helpful if you could upload a small sample file, which need only consist of one or two slides, to the Forum. Note: an odp file, not an image.
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Re: Slide notes are printing offset towards bottom left...

Postby SVS » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:32 am

Sorry, I tried attaching the odp, but even a single slide is 246 KB. (The 128 KB maximum allowed is way too low for anything practical to be attached...).

Any way of boosting that for this one attachment?

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Re: Slide notes are printing offset towards bottom left...

Postby robleyd » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:40 am

Use a file sharing site such as Mediafire and post the link here.
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Re: Slide notes are printing offset towards bottom left...

Postby SVS » Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:27 am

Overly convoluted, but ok.

Link to odp can be found at http://www.mediafire.com/file/4ftovgy0l8hyy3x/test.odp/file
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Re: Slide notes are printing offset towards bottom left...

Postby RoryOF » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:34 am

Your notes Page Size is different to the Printer page size (as set on /File /Print : Properties button). Set them both the same - you may need to adjust /View /Masters /Notes; check also that both are set to the same orientation (Portrait).
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Re: Slide notes are printing offset towards bottom left...

Postby SVS » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:52 am

I verify that I am printing in portrait. The issue is not with the printer, since it happens even when I print to a pdf. Are you able to print the test file to a pdf? I have yet to produce a properly framed pdf by way of print. If you can tell me exactly how you are able to do that, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks much for helping with this.
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Re: Slide notes are printing offset towards bottom left...

Postby RoryOF » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:26 am

GW_screenshot.png
The situation as it is - see the A$ dimension on top, showing paper set landscape?

Open your sample file. Select /View /Master /Notes Master and select A4 from the paper format dropdown. Your existing format uses A4 dimensions, set in reverse, as a User paper size; this is part of the problem. Press Ok, then Press Close Master View on the little floating Master View menu bar.

Now /File /Print, select Notes from the dropdown, and all should be well.

GW_cured.png
Printing to A4, set portrait.


Wherever I wrote A4, you could substitute Letter if using US paper sizes.
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Re: Slide notes are printing offset towards bottom left...

Postby John_Ha » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:08 pm

It works fine in LO.

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See test.pdf for File > Print > [Microsoft Print to PDF].
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Re: Slide notes are printing offset towards bottom left...

Postby John_Ha » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:48 pm

A thought. Your slide size is 28cm x 21cm to give a 4:3 ratio. Try setting it to the identical size as your printer paper.

That being said it worked fine for me with LO and my A4 paper.
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Re: Slide notes are printing offset towards bottom left...

Postby RoryOF » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:55 pm

John,

The problem is not with the slide page size, but with the combination of the Notes page size and the Printer paper size. The Notes page, as far as I can see, uses a User defined page which is A4 dimension, but backwards, so this has to be set horizontal to get a portrait format. I cured the problem by /View /Master Pages/ Notes Master and defining the Notes page to be A4, portrait which matched my printer settings.
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Re: Slide notes are printing offset towards bottom left...

Postby John_Ha » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:40 pm

Rory

My problem is that it works for me in LO with both printer and PDF so I cannot do any diagnosis - all I can do is guess :crazy:

As it works in LO it suggests the .odp file is OK so it must be an AOO problem; or something unique on SVS's PC or printer. It would help to know if using Microsoft Print to PDF works for SVS as it does for me.
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Postby RoryOF » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:52 pm

Just to confirm - you didn't see the offset on the notes page shown in the OP''s posting and the first image in my earlier reply today?
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Re: Slide notes are printing offset towards bottom left...

Postby John_Ha » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:38 pm

RoryOF wrote:Just to confirm - you didn't see the offset on the notes page shown in the OP''s posting and the first image in my earlier reply today?

Correct. Both Print Preview (see image in post) and test.PDF (using the MS PDF Printer and not created by LO - see download in post) were OK.
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Re: Slide notes are printing offset towards bottom left...

Postby SVS » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:12 pm

RoryOF wrote:
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Open your sample file. Select /View /Master /Notes Master and select A4 from the paper format dropdown. Your existing format uses A4 dimensions, set in reverse, as a User paper size; this is part of the problem. Press Ok, then Press Close Master View on the little floating Master View menu bar.

Now /File /Print, select Notes from the dropdown, and all should be well.

The attachment GW_cured.png is no longer available


Wherever I wrote A4, you could substitute Letter if using US paper sizes.


Sorry. I set A4 and Portrait (see attached image). Still seeing exactly the same offset in the preview (see attachment on one of the previous posts). :crazy:
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Re: Slide notes are printing offset towards bottom left...

Postby RoryOF » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:16 pm

RoryOF wrote:Open your sample file. Select /View /Master /Notes Master and select A4 from the paper format dropdown. Your existing format uses A4 dimensions, set in reverse, as a User paper size; this is part of the problem. Press Ok, then Press Close Master View on the little floating Master View menu bar.

Now /File /Print, select Notes from the dropdown, and all should be well.

Wherever I wrote A4, you could substitute Letter if using US paper sizes.


Have you done the above in OpenOffice Impress?
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Re: Slide notes are printing offset towards bottom left...

Postby SVS » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:32 am

Yes. I'm doing this within OpenOffice Impress. That image is from within the tool...
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Re: Slide notes are printing offset towards bottom left...

Postby RoryOF » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:33 am

I have just done this again on a fresh download of the file. Below I list the exact steps of what I did:

I opened your file in Impress.

I selected /View /Masters /Notes Master
/Format /Page

I selected A4 from the paper format dropdown. I checked the Portrait checkbox, verified that the margin settings were 1 cm (say about 0.37") (your "User" dimensions are for A4) and confirmed that the thumbnail of the paper orientation showed portrait in that window.

I pressed OK to exit the /Format /Page window

I pressed Close Master view button on the Master view floating toolbar.

Then
/File /Print and selected Notes from the "Document" dropdown

If that doesn't show the correct thumbnail, on the /File /Print screen press the "Properties" button and on the "Paper" tab check that A4, Portrait are the settings.

Do the above steps, each and every one of them, and all should be well. The problem is caused by some setting on your computer - I guess your printer may be confused by you using the A4 paper dimensions as a "user" paper size, and these in reverse.
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Re: Slide notes are printing offset towards bottom left...

Postby SVS » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:32 am

Ah. Got it. Thank you! (I was starting to think about just copying the notes out manually...).

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