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Do not specify default printer in template [closed]

asked 2015-04-20 17:45:20 +0200

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updated 2020-08-13 20:41:23 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

We create templates and share them among multiple people in multiple locations.

The printer in the template file is set to the default printer of the person that created the template. This confuses people, who expect it to come out THEIR default printer.

I've seen this almost identical question

That isn't a good option as it forces 50+ people with accounts on multiple computers to change their settings, and there are a few people that want that behaviour on most of their files.

It would be better to be able to create a template without a default printer.

I did try hand editing the xml settings file as suggested here but I end up with a corrupted file.

Suggestions, please!

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answered 2015-04-20 22:07:52 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image

Hi - I am surprised so I just did some tests. Printername is not saved in the settings.xml except if I do File Printer Settings

Before File Printer Settings:

<config:config-item config:name="PrinterName" config:type="string"/>

After File Printer Settings (and save of course):

<config:config-item config:name="PrinterName" config:type="string">PDFCreator</config:config-item>

Another test I did:

  • Create a template, do not File Printer Settings
  • Right-click the Print icon (Standard toolbar): right of Print Document Directly LibreOffice displays the name of the default printer
  • Close the template
  • Change default printer
  • Reopening the template
  • Right-click the Print icon (Standard toolbar): right of Print Document Directly LibreOffice displays the new default printer.

So, Could you check the same tests?


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