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Office writer not printing comments

asked 2019-02-13 09:53:07 +0100

Euclid gravatar image

I'm a new user. I've tried printing a document (saved as .docx and also as a PDF) with comments, and in neither format are the comments printed. They are visible on screen, but not in 'print preview'. Is this a bug? I work in publishing and regularly have to annotate manuscripts, so if this doesn't work the software is a non-starter for me! Thanks.

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answered 2019-02-13 10:51:43 +0100

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See - By default, can comments be printed in margins?

Tools▸Options▸Writer▸Print▸Comments

Also - Chapter 4 - Getting Started with Writer, Page 35, "Printing Comments"

Also, from Writers Help Menu, search for print comments and you'll see something like this page

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Yes, I've read that. But what I see on the screen (comments in the margins) changes when I toggle to 'print preview', when the comments disappear; they are not then printed out. It does this if I export to a PDF as well. I know what it is supposed to do, but it doesn't do it.

If I save the file as a Word document, or convert the Word document to a PDF, there is no problem; the comments print out fine.

Euclid gravatar imageEuclid ( 2019-02-13 11:30:12 +0100 )edit

heh... interesting if one omits "I tried this and that" on purpose (to not allow others to not waste time on proposals that were already tried), or accidentally, like the other information such as program version or used OS?

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-02-13 11:48:16 +0100 )edit

I didn't understand your reply, sorry.

Euclid gravatar imageEuclid ( 2019-02-13 12:08:59 +0100 )edit

The question seems to be: "When I open Print Preview, it doesn't display comments no matter what is selected in OptionsLibreOffice WriterPrintComments, unlike when printing without using Print Preview".

This looks like a bug - so please file it.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-02-13 12:16:41 +0100 )edit
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