[Solved] 4.1.1 Printing landscape 11x17 no longer possible

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[Solved] 4.1.1 Printing landscape 11x17 no longer possible

Postby LarryT » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:45 am

The print menu has changed with this update and I can no longer print an 11 x 17 in landscape.
Has anyone else noticed this?

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Re: OO 4.11 Printing landscape 11 x 17 is no longer possibl

Postby Zizi64 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:07 am

You can set the Page size (at 'User' option) to the desired size and orientation.

(The Printer settings depends on the type of the used Printer.)
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Re: OO 4.11 Printing landscape 11 x 17 is no longer possibl

Postby B Marcelly » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:28 am

1) Menu Tools > Options > OpenOffice Draw > General : Unit of measurement = Inch

2) Menu Format > Page
Ecran001.png
11x17 inches

And have correct printer settings.
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Re: OO 4.11 Printing landscape 11 x 17 is no longer possibl

Postby LarryT » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:23 pm

My page size is set to 11 x 17 however when I try and get the printer to print 11 x 17 it will not print in landscape mode even though it is set for landscape. Comes up as portrait and there is nothing I can do to change it.
I will need to do a bit more research as to where the problem is as we have done a lot of changes at once.
Moved to win 8.1 pro, the HP print driver was also recently updated (HP Laserjet 8000 universal printing PCL 5 (5.9.0)) not sure if this is because of win 8.1 pro. Also upgraded to OO 4.1.1.

I am thinking now that it is the HP print driver that is the issue.

Thanks for the feedback

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Re: OO 4.11 Printing landscape 11 x 17 is no longer possibl

Postby RoryOF » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:32 pm

I have a vague memory that this came up before and that the solution was to set a User paper size either to 11 x 17 or to something very close (16.95 x 11). If I recollect correctly, that earlier problem was also with a HP printer.
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Re: OO 4.11 Printing landscape 11 x 17 is no longer possibl

Postby acknak » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:32 pm

As a workaround you can export to pdf and print that using the pdf viewer software.

Not a solution of course but maybe useful if you only need it once in a while.
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Re: OO 4.11 Printing landscape 11 x 17 is no longer possibl

Postby LarryT » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:59 pm

Using the export to pdf was the only way I could print but did not leave me happy

I just installed the PCL 6 driver and problem appears to be fixed. (HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL6 (64-bit)). Wonder what other issues this will create.

Thanks for the help on this.

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