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My master document won't switch back to portrait after a landscape page when printing to pdf

asked 2016-10-20 18:37:50 +0200

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updated 2016-10-25 19:21:47 +0200

The end of my document set up is as follows Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Portrait, Landscape, Portrait. Each page in this instance is also made from a separate sub document. The Landscape pages have tables on them.

When I open the master document it displays the way I want it to (P, L, P, L, P). However when I go to print to pdf, all of the pages are then displayed as landscape. In order to change this I go to properties - layout- orientation- it is set as landscape. So I change it to portrait. Everything changes to portrait except for the first portrait page after a landscape page, so it becomes (P, P, L, L, L, L).

I have tried resetting my user profile. I have updated to the newest version of libreoffice. I double checked the page setup settings in both the master and the sub documents. When I open the master document using open office, it prints to pdf in the proper page orientation. Also I need to print it to a customized pdf setting (PDFa with a few modifications), and if I export to PDF, I cannot get the needed setting.

This issue seems similar to the problem posted here However, there didn't seem to be a solution to the problem and I am working with a master document.

Can anyone please help me?

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Can you use Portable Apps and use v4.2.8 to print your document? Might be worth a try. This was the last version I found where it worked correctly.

Rugslug gravatar imageRugslug ( 2016-12-01 00:43:42 +0200 )edit

I found Bug 92190 A fix that worked for me was to change the page size to 8.49 x 11.48 (a wee bit smaller) and I do not have the problem in my test documents.

Rugslug gravatar imageRugslug ( 2016-12-11 16:51:24 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-11-29 14:04:15 +0200

floris v gravatar image

updated 2016-11-29 14:32:52 +0200

I replied to the other, it seems to be fixed in 5.2.3 for all pages in a single file, still have to test for a master document.

Done that. It works, but before I even got it working in odt, I had to set the first paragraph of each sub doc so it would start a new page with the associated page style.

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I still have the issue. Once my file goes from portrait to landscape, the remaining pages stay in landscape. In the Print dialog, as I scroll through the pages, again, once it switches to a landscape page, all pages are displayed in landscape -- even the initial pages that were in portrait. If I Export to PDF, it works great, but when printed to paper or PDF Creator, the bug persists.

Rugslug gravatar imageRugslug ( 2016-12-01 00:39:46 +0200 )edit
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