How to print from Writer (version: 4.2.8.2 - English) on A2 size paper?

asked 2015-03-09 02:28:28 +0200

nightoil gravatar image

In LibreOffice Writer, I need to print on A2 size paper, portrait orientation (42 x 59.4 cm).

In the Page Style dialog, the Format dropdown only has A sizes up to A3 (29.7 x 42 cm). So I create a User size of 42 x 59.4 cm, which makes the correct size page to work in and it saves correctly in that size.

When I try to print, the Print dialog page diagram (left side of window) is still only sized as A4 (210 x 297 mm). Going into Properties, I get the settings dialog for my Epson SP 3880 printer. I manually set the printer to A2 Portrait, click OK and return to the Print dialog.

The problem is that the page diagram (left side of window) remains set at A4 (210 x 297 mm), i.e has not registered that I'm wanting to print on A2. If I nevertheless click OK to print, the printer briefly springs to life but then stops without printing anything.

Can't seem to find any workaround for this.

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I just updated to version 4.4.1.2 and the problem remains the same.

nightoil gravatar imagenightoil ( 2015-03-09 11:58:38 +0200 )edit

Like nightoil i have the same problem, but i need to print with Calc. I use LibreOffice version 4.4.6.3 and i try to print with a Samsung CLP 410, which works fine. But LibreOffice offers a A3 format which is obviously wrong, because the printer is a A4 model. If i try to use the generic cups to pdf printer i am able to set all paper format up to A0 in printersettings. With a GIS program that runs in WINE this works fine and with gimp as well. So i think, it is not a problem of cups.

jschacke gravatar imagejschacke ( 2015-12-03 19:07:47 +0200 )edit

Has anyone gotten an answer for this?

Larisa gravatar imageLarisa ( 2018-04-17 23:53:39 +0200 )edit