[Solved] Problem printing from OpenOffice

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[Solved] Problem printing from OpenOffice

Postby bobrivera » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:08 pm

I have been using Open Office on my MAC for years.
Suddenly I find that I can't print from Open Office - no problem printing from any other source.
The printer message is that the paper should be letter size although I have always used A4 and this is on the general printer settings.
I've discovered that if I open the file in Mac Preview, I can the print it - but a drag!
What's gone wrong and why now?
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Open Office 4.1.6 with MacOS 10.14.2
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Re: Problem printing from Open Office

Postby RoryOF » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:16 pm

Check two things: in OpenOffice go to /Format /Page : Page tab and verify that you have selected A4 page size. Then, in /File /Print, if there is a properties button, press this and check that the printer is told to use A4 paper. If there is no Properties button there may be a configuration setting (words to that effect) that allows the same setting.

I have not a Mac on which to check these exact settings.
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.6 on Xubuntu 18.04.2 (mostly 64 bit version) and very infrequently on Win2K/XP
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Re: Problem printing from OpenOffice

Postby bobrivera » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:04 pm

Thanks RoryOF - Your first solution worked! I wonder why it changed itself.
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