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Libreoffice 5.4.0 writer portrait document prints as landscape

asked 2017-08-10 20:30:42 +0100

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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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I just started experiencing this issue of rotated text when printing in LO 5.3.5.2 on MacOS 10.11.6. I'm pretty sure this started spontaneously (not related to an update that I can recall.)

Happens with existing documents as well as newly created ones

This is "Office Space" level frustration!

QwTRb gravatar imageQwTRb ( 2017-08-18 04:47:05 +0100 )edit

This is happening to me and is obviously a bug in the program. Many others have complained of this issue. It makes LibreOffice useless to me. I'm going back to OpenOffice.

avt gravatar imageavt ( 2017-08-19 02:33:21 +0100 )edit

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answered 2017-08-18 07:32:52 +0100

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Adding the workaround to this thread for those that wind up here.

Format -> Page -> Page: Paper Format, Width: and change the width from 8.50" to something like 8.52"

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This workaround did the trick for me! I set the width to 8.52 and It printed my portrait document with portrait orientation. Thank you!

lbrawn gravatar imagelbrawn ( 2017-12-10 22:49:48 +0100 )edit
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answered 2017-08-12 02:47:32 +0100

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updated 2017-08-12 03:01:58 +0100

The version 5.4 is a pre-release version and is not intended for production https://www.libreoffice.org/download/...

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) https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/I...

In all case, it would be nice to report the bug you encounter of the 5.4 pre-release https://www.libreoffice.org/community...

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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 +0100 )edit

Anyway, I have version 5.3.5.2 and it's happening. It is clearly a bug.

avt gravatar imageavt ( 2017-08-19 02:34:40 +0100 )edit
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answered 2017-08-13 02:53:01 +0100

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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