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Re: Default paper size in LibreOffice

On Sunday 26 June 2011 04:38:14 pm Greg Madden wrote:
> On Sunday 26 June 2011 04:04:40 pm Rick Thomas wrote:
> > I've tried everything I can think of, but every time I create a new
> > document in LibreOffice Writer it wants to print on A4 paper.  I'm in
> > the US and everything else uses US-Letter paper.  As I understand it,
> > the accepted way to set this is with "dpkg-reconfigure libpaper1". But
> > this has no effect on LibreOffice.
> >
> > To reproduce the problem:
> >
> > In Gnome go to the "Applications->Office->LibreOffice Writer" menu.
> > In the new document window, go to "File->Print" menu, click on the
> > "General" tab, click on the "Properties" button.  Notice that it says
> > "A4" for paper size.
> >
> > If I change that, I can print on Letter paper OK.  But the next time I
> > open a document, I get the same thing.
> >
> > What's the magic I'm missing?
> >
> > I've googled; I've searched the help documentation, I've found lots of
> > suggestions. but none that work...
> Not sure if its relevant, I have one additional step involved here. Before
> clicking on 'properties' I select from a list of printers available, i have
> more than one  installed on my system. Highlighting a printer I can set
> paper size, different sizes for different printers here. Its sticky.
> I am using LO from Debian backports on Squeeze.

I should add, my printers are managed through the cups, 'localhost:631' web 
interface. I set default options for my printers there, ie. papersize. 

i haven't tried changing paper sizes in LO from the defaults I setup in cups.



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