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Centering document after scaling

Postby Massillon14 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:43 pm

I have an 8.5" x 14" “legal” document (.odt) that I scaled to 8.5" x 11" “letter” and printed. It reduces fine but is not centered on the page after printing, it is shifted to the far left of the printed page. I’m guessing this could be a printing / margin issue. How do I get this document to be centered on the page?
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Re: Centering document when scaling

Postby jrkrideau » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:39 pm

How are you scaling the document?

Are you changing the page Style?

If possible could you upload the document for us to examine?
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Re: Centering document when scaling

Postby Massillon14 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:04 pm

It’s just a standard writer document in .odt format, it’s a lease agreement normally printed on 8.5” x 14” paper. I found how to shrink it (scaling) but the document is not centered on the printed page.
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Re: Centering document when scaling

Postby Zizi64 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:08 pm

I found how to shrink it (scaling) but the document is not centered on the printed page.


Do you mean the print preview or the real printed paper?

You may have accidentally turned on the multi-page view, therefore the page appeared on the right/left side on the screen.
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Re: Centering document when scaling

Postby Massillon14 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:43 pm

jrkrideau wrote:How are you scaling the document?

Are you changing the page Style?

If possible could you upload the document for us to examine?
How to attach a document

I’m using the Default under styles.... maybe that’s my problem.
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Re: Centering document when scaling

Postby Bill » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:12 am

Massillon14 wrote:I found how to shrink it (scaling) but the document is not centered on the printed page.

Please tell us how you did it. I can't find an option in Apache OpenOffice or LibreOffice that would shrink a document for printing. If that's a printer option supplied by the printer, then the option to center the document would also have to be supplied by the printer.
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Re: Centering document when scaling

Postby jrkrideau » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:28 pm

Massillon14 wrote:
jrkrideau wrote:How are you scaling the document?

Are you changing the page Style?

If possible could you upload the document for us to examine?
How to attach a document

I’m using the Default under styles.... maybe that’s my problem.


I agree with Bill, then you have changed a view setting not "shrunk the page.

Bring up the Stylist (F-11) go to the Page Style, 4th icon from the left and select the default Style (right click) and choose Modify.
What format do you see? If it is "Legal" you need to change it to "Letter".

You will likely have to do some reformatting after the change.
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Re: Centering document after scaling

Postby Massillon14 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:31 am

I’d like to thank the hundreds of people that replied to my question.....
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