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Can't print or get out of the writer print window

asked 2020-04-19 08:11:11 +0100

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updated 2020-09-10 21:00:11 +0100

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libreoffice 6.3; macOS Catalina 10.15.4 When I attempt to print from writer the print pop up window is larger than the macOS screen. Because of this the buttons to print or cancel or off screen [below]. Only way to get out is to hard reset the mac.

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discovered that escape gets me out of the writer print popup, so no longer need to hard reset. It would be nice to be able to print however. This has always worked without problems until I upgraded to 6.3.

glentrobfc gravatar imageglentrobfc ( 2020-04-19 08:30:47 +0100 )edit

Since I can no longer print from writer, how do I find and download a pre 6.3 version for macOS Catalina

glentrobfc gravatar imageglentrobfc ( 2020-04-19 21:23:36 +0100 )edit

Found a previous version at https://downloadarchive.documentfound...
Installed and everything works as before - I can now print or cancel. You might want to put some kind of warning for mac/x86_64 use with vertical screen sizes of 768 and point to the version

glentrobfc gravatar imageglentrobfc ( 2020-04-19 22:51:28 +0100 )edit

You might want to put some

You might notice that this site is users answering user's questions.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-04-20 17:51:35 +0100 )edit

Sorry - Error 299

glentrobfc gravatar imageglentrobfc ( 2020-04-20 20:38:02 +0100 )edit

If you switch drop down menu from 'libreoffice" and choose "media and quality" you get much smaller window and can print from there

NOmoreMS gravatar imageNOmoreMS ( 2020-05-17 23:16:56 +0100 )edit

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answered 2020-04-19 22:54:15 +0100

glentrobfc gravatar image

Use LibreOffice on macOS Catalina with display sizes of 1366 x 768. Do not upgrade to 6.3.

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answered 2020-04-19 13:31:09 +0100

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probably you have a display with a resolution of 1024x768 and hence are affected by #tdf127782

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Yes, kind of. This is on a Macbook Air: 11 inch mid 2012 which has a display size - 1366 x 768

glentrobfc gravatar imageglentrobfc ( 2020-04-19 16:39:58 +0100 )edit

I have not discovered any method to scroll the window up in order to see cancel and print buttons

glentrobfc gravatar imageglentrobfc ( 2020-04-19 16:42:19 +0100 )edit

LibreOffice 6.4.3 has the same issue on my Macbook Air. Can't cancel or print because can't scroll or resize the print window. Escape still gets me out.

glentrobfc gravatar imageglentrobfc ( 2020-04-19 19:07:22 +0100 )edit

Please watch the bug report for availability of fixes. It makes no sense to tell here, which LibreOffiice version still have the bug. Everybody could check the status of the bug report on the link given here (and the status isn't RESOLVED or FIXED or something like that).

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-04-20 17:53:23 +0100 )edit
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