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Libreoffice 5.4.0 writer portrait document prints as landscape

asked 2017-08-10 20:30:42 +0200

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Since I installed 5.4.0, Writer docs in portrait have appeared in Print Preview and have printed as landscape, regardless of what I have done in Format Page. I tried again, applied, saved, restarted &c. but finally had to deal with problem by saving as Microsoft Word .doc, then opening and printing with old Microsoft software. Time constraints on a present project prevent me from spending more time on this now, but I hope someone can tell whether the error is mine or this is a bug.

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answered 2017-08-12 02:47:32 +0200

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updated 2017-08-12 03:01:58 +0200

The version 5.4 is a pre-release version and is not intended for production

But there is a good news: You can install LO in parallel (have 2 different version on your computer, for example, have 1 stable like the V5.3+ and 1 for testing new features like the 5.4)

In all case, it would be nice to report the bug you encounter of the 5.4 pre-release

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That is not true. 5.4 is released. It's just it's recommended to enthusiasts and early adopters. Pre-releases are called alpha-, beta-, and RC. 5.4 has already gone through all these.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-08-13 06:29:18 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-08-13 02:53:01 +0200

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I experienced the same problem in the so-called "stable" release, 5.3.5, I believe. Neither that nor the "fresh" version works. However, the workaround of slightly changing the page dimensions to 8.51x11 DOES let you print the right way. This problem has been around for a while.

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