Old thread, but:
Hagar Delest wrote:Under Tools>Options>Load/Save>General is the 'Load printer settings with the document' option checked? If so, try to uncheck it.
We had already abandoned the direct print button, because things seemingly had a mind of their own where to print to. Small office with several computers, multiple identical printers of the same brand in different locations ... file is opened or revised here or there, yet prints elsewhere. You hit print, nothing seems to happen, then you go print via the menu, stuff prints locally, only to later find out the first printout went to a remote printer 4 rooms away.
It wasn't until the heavy duty printer was swapped for a new one, and no matter what, the print button would not reflect this one as a default printer at all -- OO/LO keeps listing the old one for every single document -- that I knew something was up.
Of course it wouldn't be under OO/LO Options > Print (logic?)
Fortunately it still is a preference setting.
It all makes sense now, that there is a document - printer type of link saved somewhere.
While I can see a document-printer link having some benefit, at the same time, I think for the average user and office OO/LO should just default print to default printer. Since printers are replaced very often these days due to their low purchase cost and feature upgrades vs high repair cost. Additional question, on the printer and print icon subject.
Is it possible in OO/LO to add additional printer icons which each would be dedicated to printing to a specific (virtual) printer?
Back in the day in MSO I had an icon for draft print b/w and color print. I may like to do the same in OO/LO to keep color use down some, possibly even with two page up layout as default.