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Writer: pictures are shown in preview, but not printed

asked 2015-12-11 16:49:28 +0200

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In Libre Office Writer the preview of a document does show the pictures in the document, but when printing this document the pictures are not printed.

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answered 2015-12-18 12:34:43 +0200

Lupp gravatar image

updated 2015-12-30 17:31:56 +0200

Please check the settings in
'Tools' > 'LibreOffice Writer' > 'Print' > 'Contents' and in
'File' > 'Printer Settings...' > 'Options' > 'Content' , too.
The dialogues look similar, but cannot be synchronised due to the difference in the range of applicability.

(Editing:) @Csaba : Did you check your settings for > 'Tools' > 'Options' > 'LibreOffice' > 'View' > 'Graphics Output' ? By default there may be selected 'Use OpenGL for all rendering'. This setting is known to cause problems under some circumstances. You should switch it off, and, of course, the one below, too.

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Yes I checked I started here. Ok. But does not work the image print.

Csaba gravatar imageCsaba ( 2015-12-19 17:40:00 +0200 )edit

Unfortunately, this does not help.

Csaba gravatar imageCsaba ( 2015-12-20 14:27:32 +0200 )edit

I have this problem too and I don't want to use the .pdf workaround. Nor do I want to install an earlier version of LibreOffice.

Wynn gravatar imageWynn ( 2016-01-11 19:16:52 +0200 )edit

There was a lot of whining now. Not one of the complaints contained any useful information to date. Nothing about OS / LibreOffice version / printer / printer_driver; no example document. I personally may not find a solution anyway. Without additional information nobody will.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2016-01-12 17:48:29 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-12-18 05:05:53 +0200

Al Vesper gravatar image

I have the same problem. As a workaround (hopefully a fix will be forthcoming), export your document as a pdf file and print that...

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That's what I've done.

Csaba gravatar imageCsaba ( 2015-12-19 17:37:05 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-03-11 23:08:53 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Most likely is the OpenGL bug. See reply to Q64314 for fix.

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