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Print dialogue too large to select "OK" to print

asked 2020-04-25 19:46:16 +0200

eionmac gravatar image

updated 2020-04-25 21:00:26 +0200

LibreOffice version Print Dialogue is too large in depth (height) to show buttons to select OK, cancel, Help. Options. Resize selection only allows width change not depth (height) . Making the bottom panel 'hide' or 'hide intelligently' does not solve problem. This print dialogue problem exists in Calc and Writer

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Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-04-25 21:18:06 +0200 )edit

until you figure out how to resize the dialogue, assuming you need a print out, now. have you tried pressing the <enter> key as it is probably the highlighted option. if not the <tab> key should allow you to cycle through the options even though you will not see them.

uglybug gravatar imageuglybug ( 2020-04-26 03:24:25 +0200 )edit

This is how: press shift/tab then enter. The "Print" button is the last on the dialog. On Linux this is an unreasonably mis-sized dialog box. The many complaints are valid. Why won't you fix it?

burkecabaniss gravatar imageburkecabaniss ( 2021-01-27 22:35:38 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-04-26 07:42:01 +0200

Roger00 gravatar image

You didn't say what operating system you're running. If Windows, this won't help, but if you're running Linux, here's a running thread of the problems the developers are encountering (for months!) trying to fix this critical regression. But importantly, a useful workaround (for Linux) was posted by FerbTux in comment #67.


There are a couple of other workarounds, but require some tech experience with shell scripting, or modifying .desktop files. This one is the easiest to implement until a fix (that actually works) is committed.

Note that the link above is for LibreOffice, but on a different platform. Ask.libreoffice seems to be more for usage questions, not bugs. Anyway, be patient. They're working hard on it. (I'm just a common user.) HTH

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