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How do I change the default page size to A4?

asked 2018-10-17 19:55:16 +0200

BigMamaH gravatar image

I understand how to create a new style with A4 size paper (or other changes). But I do not see a way to make this new style my default. I live in a place where standard paper is A4. It is a huge nuisance to have to go into Styles and change the paper size for every single document. Surely there is a way to change the default, please inform me!

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answered 2018-10-17 20:24:50 +0200

Lupp gravatar image

updated 2018-10-17 20:27:42 +0200

What UserInterface and what locale did you set (Tools > Options > Language > Language Settings)?
Next to every locale except English (USA) should create new documents from a default template set to A4 'Portrait' as the standard paper size and orientation.
If the problem persists after setting suitable UI and locale, inspect you default templates and change the paper size there:
Startscreen > Templates > Manage Look for templates marked with a checkmark as default.

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When I do this, my default language is Hebrew even though my user interface language is English. With the default language Hebrew, the default is for text to run right to left. Having selected a location in Asia, the possible default languages do not include English. Does no programmer who works on this understand that there are plenty of English-speakers who use LibreOffice for their English documents living in Asia? Why can't English(USA) be a default language in Asia?

BigMamaH gravatar imageBigMamaH ( 2018-10-18 14:07:44 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-10-18 09:05:19 +0200

gabix gravatar image
  1. Create a new template with the desired page styles (and other styles).
  2. Make it default.
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You idiot, if I understood how to create a new template and make it a default I wouldn't have asked.

BigMamaH gravatar imageBigMamaH ( 2018-10-18 14:04:32 +0200 )edit

Just behave! If you are too dull to rtfm or at least to ask the relevant question in a proper way, it's up to you to learn the human basics first.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2018-10-18 17:25:45 +0200 )edit
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