Unable to print to Brother printer

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Unable to print to Brother printer

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Recently upgraded to Mac Monterrey.
Open Office always returns error message that I need to upgrade/install software for the Brother L2315D printer.
I have all current software for this printer installed.
Everything else on computer prints fine, including test prints, etc.
Have current Apache 4.1.13.
Any ideas anyone??
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Re: Unable to print to Brother printer

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Everything else on computer prints fine,
These are MS/Mac related softwares or there are working others too?

Have current Apache 4.1.13.
Any ideas anyone??
Try the LibreOffice. At least a portable version of it. The LO has a higher compatibility with the continuously developed/improved operating systems.


We (at my company) have Brother 'all-in-one' Black&White laser printers. They work fine with LibreOffice 6.1.6 on Windows 10
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Please, edit the initial post in the topic: add the word [Solved] at the beginning of the subject line - if your problem has been solved.
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Re: Unable to print to Brother printer

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ronlevy111 wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:47 pm Any ideas anyone??
Try the other printer dialog.
Q35: Why doesn't my print dialog look like examples in posts on the forum?

Try printing via the PDF dialog.
Q36: PDF creation does not work the way I want. What alternative do I have?

I have a Brother printer and can print with it using OpenOffice 4.1.7 on MacOS 10.14.6.

If this solved your problem please go to your first post use the Edit button and add [Solved] to the start of the subject field. Select the green checkmark icon at the same time.
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Re: Unable to print to Brother printer

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thanks for quick responses.

MrProgrammer: Yes I did read the printer dialog all questions...tried checking box for Print Dialogs in AOO Preferences Q35 (it was unchecked) but no luck.

Tibor: I'll try LibreOffice and post a reply if that works or not.
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Re: Unable to print to Brother printer

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LibreOffice looks great but it still doesn't print to the Brother L2325D.
I'm getting more apps now saying I need to download updates to the printer but there aren't any more. Weird since the printer will print pdfs, but not odt formats.
i guess I'm at the end of the road for that printer on Monterrey?
Maybe it's a 64 bit issue with the older printer and new Mac OS. Seems there would be a patch or update for that.
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Re: Unable to print to Brother printer

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I meant L2315D printer...forum wouldn't let me post correction so soon after I hit Submit...
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LibreOffice looks great but it still doesn't print to the Brother L2325D.
I meant L2315D printer...
Can you test it with some other printers?
forum wouldn't let me post correction so soon after I hit Submit...
You can edit your posts (I think every member has permission fpr it) by clicking on the little pencil icon at the right upper corner of the post.
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Re: Unable to print to Brother printer

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ronlevy111 wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:40 am I'm getting more apps now saying I need to download updates to the printer but there aren't any more
Then this printer problem would not be an OpenOffice or LibreOffice problem.

ronlevy111 wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:40 am Weird since the printer will print pdfs, but not odt formats.
If PDF printing still works, you can use File → Print → PDF → Open in Preview, then use Preview's File → Print to print the PDF. If Preview can't print the PDF, you have a MacOS problem or a hardware problem.

ronlevy111 wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:40 am i guess I'm at the end of the road for that printer on Monterrey?
I had a scanner which a new version of MacOS could not use, and found the scanner's vendor had removed all the drivers for that model from their website. I wasn't surprised that the vendor didn't want to support it, since the model was fairly old. This is the reality of hardware support now.

If this solved your problem please go to your first post use the Edit button and add [Solved] to the start of the subject field. Select the green checkmark icon at the same time.
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