[Solved] Writer page 2 will not print

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[Solved] Writer page 2 will not print

Postby pmcabinet » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:59 pm

I am baffled!

In Writer on Windows 10 I have a three page A4 text document to print (Canon MG6350). Writer's Print preview shows the correct number of pages and each is selectable; I go to File > Print but the print dialogue recognises only two pages - the first and last; page two is missing. 'All pages' shows 1-2 only; I click on 'Pages' and type '2': print dialogue says 'No pages'! My Canon printer's own dialogue also shows only two pages.

I have tried all sorts to get this page recognised; I assume there is a setting or formatting issue but I'm now defeated. Can anyone put me out of my misery? (No, not that way!)
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Re: Writer page 2 will not print

Postby RoryOF » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:24 pm

If page 2 is blank, go to /Tools /Options /OpenOffice Writer : Print tab, and ensure the checkbox "Print automatically inserted blank pages" is checked.

This may be to do with you using only Right Pages (or page styles based on this), where the follow on page style is also a Right page.

Also check /Tools /Options / OpenOffice Writer : Print tab, and ensure Left _and_ Right pages checkboxes are checked.

 Edit: The Options setting is under Preferences on a Mac 
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Re: Writer page 2 will not print

Postby John_Ha » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:15 pm

Try test.odt - it has three pages
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See the Writer Guide, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and Writer for students.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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Re: Writer page 2 will not print

Postby pmcabinet » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:37 pm

Thank you Rory and John.

I downloaded the test.odt file, checked the Writer print options suggested (Left and Right pages, print blank pages) and bingo! The test document printed fine as did my own.

Best Christmas present so far. Thanks again!
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