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How to Print to a wide envelope

asked 2020-01-11 07:23:20 +0100

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updated 2020-01-11 07:44:37 +0100

Using LO Version, Build ID: 1:6.07-0ubuntu0.18.04.10 on Kubuntu 18.04 I am trying to print to a wide, 22cm x 11cm envelope, which must be inserted into my printer in portrait orientation.

I have used the Envelope facility in Writer: Insert -> Envelope, entered the addressee, set the format, and set the Printer -> Envelope Orientation to the fifth option, Portrait Centred. So far, it looks great:image description

My Envelope settings are thus: image description image description

I Setup the printer thus: image description

I then Print Preview and get this (OK so far): image description

Finally I Print and get this: As you can see, the paper is oriented correctly but I need to have the text-formatting rotated 90 degrees, so it prints vertical text on the envelope. When I print this, it looks exactly like the preview shown. image description

I repeat Insert -> Envelope, In the Printer tab I change the Printer -> Setup -> Properties -> Orientation to Landscape. The Print dialog shows the exact same preview, and it prints exactly the same.

How do I fix this?

I understand from several comments/queries that this was not a problem in previous versions but became one in V5.4 and V6. What happened?

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answered 2020-01-12 18:57:00 +0100

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I'd say you have conflicting definitions; in LibreOffice you have already defined that you want to print "landscape" on the envelope = LO prepares the print job accordingly. Now, your printer driver receives this information, you have defined the envelope orientation (feed direction), so far so good. I'm pretty sure that in the Setup for the printer you should select "Landscape" to be consistent with the info in the print-job - the printer is already considering the envelope as "landscape".

May be confusing, but someone told me "never argue with low level programmers"...

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