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Re: OpenOffice.org tries to print to Letter instead of A4

On Saturday 26 June 2010 12:00:33 Andrei Popescu wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I am stuck with this, hopefully someone else knows what's going on.
> system: Debian testing (squeeze)
> locale: ro_RO.UTF-8
> openoffice.org: 1:3.2.1-3 (most recent in testing)
> cups (local): 1.4.3-1 (most recent in testing)
> cups (remote): 1.3.8-1+lenny8 (lenny-proposed-updates)
> printer: HP LaserJet III Plus shared via cups from a local stable
> machine
> symptoms: whenever someone tries to print from an OpenOffice.org
> application the paper size in
> File -> Printer Configuration... Properties
> is set to "US Letter". As a result the print will be stuck, it is set to
> A4 (and there is not Letter paper available). Setting the paper size
> manually to A4 works, but is not preserved if OpenOffice.org is closed.
> Any other application I tried (abiword, gnumeric, evince, ...) correctly
> defaults to A4.
> The printer defaults to A4, local and remote /etc/papersize is set to
> a4. The default paper size for new documents is A4 (as per Tools->
> Options -> Language Settings -> Language: Romanian, set via the locale)
> and this is correctly reflected by Format -> Page which correctly shows
> A4. I even set:
> PPD_PageSize=A4
> in /etc/openoffice/psprint.conf
> but OpenOffice.org still defaults to "US Letter" for the printer
> settings. Where is this setting coming from?

Sorry to ask the obvious, but have you got your default style set to A4 in the 
Format -> Page -> Page -> Paper Format setting?


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