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Writer 4.2 - How to print two A5 in one A4 [closed]

asked 2014-05-21 09:56:32 +0200

HudchewMan gravatar image

updated 2015-09-27 18:45:58 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

sorry for my poor English.

LibreOffice Writer 4.1.5, 4.1.6, 4.2.3, 4.2.4

OS : Windows 7 - 64bit


I can't print two A5 pages in one A4 in landscape.

File / Print... / Page Layout / Pages per Sheet = 2

LO Writer give me is two A5 page in one A5 page.

but I want two A5 page in one A4 page in landscape.

I try to find in internet but not found the way.

please help, Thank you very much.

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answered 2014-05-21 13:10:44 +0200

Regina gravatar image

updated 2014-05-21 19:50:36 +0200

You have to set the paper sheet size explicitly in the printer properties. The initial guess of LibreOffice of the paper sheet size is wrong. And you have to set the paper orientation in the printer properties.

Check the option "Use only paper size from printer preferences" in the tab "Options" in the printing dialog.

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I set the paper sheet size in the printer properties to A4. but result still A5 size.

HudchewMan gravatar imageHudchewMan ( 2014-05-21 17:15:43 +0200 )edit

@Regina Oh! i just understand your suggestion

Check the option "Use only paper size from printer preferences" in the tab "Options" in the printing dialog.

it work! Thank you very much

HudchewMan gravatar imageHudchewMan ( 2014-05-26 04:39:21 +0200 )edit

This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much!

Annie13 gravatar imageAnnie13 ( 2014-10-26 04:48:52 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-05-21 13:36:09 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

updated 2014-05-22 10:18:50 +0200

A quick and maybe dirty approach I would reformat my A5 page into A4. Increasing the font etc and than print 2 A4 pages on 1 A4 paper.

Another thing I can think about is "brochure printing"; however I never did it. You can have a look at:

part 2

I made a test and it works, see attachement: - sorry, pdf files cannot be uploaded.
I did:
- Create a Writer documents with my normal A4 template
- Reformatted it to A5: Format > page > tab page > paper format -> A5, orientation portrait > OK
- Set up the printer (pdf995, not the LibO function "export to pdf" to simulate a printer) File > print > page layout: layout pages per sheet -> 2 > Ok -> got the print out.

Print out:
- 2 A5 pages beside each other on 1 A4 page
- page 1 is first page on the left side, page 2 is on the right side
- page 3 is on the next A4 page at the left, right half is empty because I created only 3 test pages
- header - I have a default setting - are correct.

Have fun!

Thanks @Regina for letting me think twice. I learned something! LibO is really damned good!

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Brochure is designed to use duplex printing. You would get the first DIN A5 page on the right half of the paper sheet and the second DIN A5 page on the left half of the paper. Besides that, the first guess of the paper sheet size is wrong for brochure layout too.

Regina gravatar imageRegina ( 2014-05-21 13:56:14 +0200 )edit

brochure printing is not answer for me.

the reason is @Regina said.

HudchewMan gravatar imageHudchewMan ( 2014-05-21 17:13:49 +0200 )edit

@Regina - Thanks for the duplex printing feature. It makes a lot of sense and my idea is gone.... Well one can have always the right idea!

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2014-05-22 09:59:43 +0200 )edit

@ROSt52 I try to do with your suggestion but my result still 2 A5 in 1 A5 page.

  1. set page to A5 protriat

  2. menu > Print...

  3. set Page Layout > Pages per sheet = 2

  4. print out i try to change printer and also 2 a5 in 1 a5 size

my test document

My system is: Windows 7 64bit, LibreOffice 4.1.5, 4.1.6, 4.2.3, 4.2.4

HudchewMan gravatar imageHudchewMan ( 2014-05-26 04:31:23 +0200 )edit

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