Writer docs shrinks when printed

asked 2017-02-04 01:04:17 +0200

paulcoholic gravatar image

Why do Writer docs shrink when printed? In Print Preview they appear like they're supposed to, yet after printing the text fills about 2/3 the size of the paper.

When I am in Writer, and go File--->Print the "preview" appears like the actual output will (the 2/3 smaller).

I did a search and found a similar issue resolved a few years ago, but it was for Win7. I am using Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" MATE. LO version 5.2.5 but it still happens in 5.3. 

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All right! I found out what was wrong. It may be a bug in LO, I don't know, but the reason why the doc was shrunk to 2/3 size was because I had ticked "Print Comments in Margin." Obviously the doc was shrunk to accommodate comments. But... and here's where a possible bug might be... one of my test docs HAD NO comments. If there are no comments, why would LO shrink the doc to accommodate them? So, either there's a bug or I didn't know what I was doing.

paulcoholic gravatar imagepaulcoholic ( 2017-02-04 03:50:31 +0200 )edit

I had the same problem and this worked! Thanks, Paul!

tsakerjr gravatar imagetsakerjr ( 2017-02-13 19:19:38 +0200 )edit

@paulalcoholic I think you should post your comment as an answer and accept it.

KH gravatar imageKH ( 2017-11-01 07:39:36 +0200 )edit