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Print 2 pages on 1 sheet - I can't get it to print correctly

I have a 5.5" x 8.5" document. It prints on exactly half a sheet of US Letter paper (8.5" x 11") in landscape format. Everything works fine. However, it wastes half a sheet of paper. (We print a lot of these and the paper is label paper with 2 labels per sheet so we waste one label.)

Therefore, t I want to print another copy of the same document on the other half of the page.

The problem is that when I do the obvious thing and tell Writer to print two pages on 1 sheet, it unneccessarily scales the documents down. No scaling is required.

After a couple days of trying everything, I am coming here for help. Here are the settings:

The page formatting that works perfectly for printing 1 copy on half the sheet is:

  • Paper Format: Letter
  • Width: 11"
  • Height:8.5"
  • Orientation: landscape
  • Margins:
  • Left: 0.5"
  • Right: 6.1"
  • Top: 0.5"
  • Bottom: 0.25"
  • 1 page per sheet

I changed those settings as follows in my attempt to solve this challenge:

  • Paper Format: User
  • Width: 5.5"
  • Height:8.5"
  • Orientation: portrait
  • Margins:
  • Left: 0.5"
  • Right: 0.5"
  • Top: 0.5"
  • Bottom: 0.25"
  • 2 pages per sheet

I tried many variations but could not come up with the proper solution. Every variation I tried resulted in Writer scaling down the document and printing two much smaller copies on the 1 sheet.

Print 2 pages on 1 sheet - I can't get it to print correctly

I have a 5.5" x 8.5" document. It prints on exactly half a sheet of US Letter paper (8.5" x 11") in landscape format. Everything works fine. However, it wastes half a sheet of paper. (We print a lot of these and the paper is label paper with 2 labels per sheet so we waste one label.)

Therefore, t I want to print another copy of the same document on the other half of the page.

The problem is that when I do the obvious thing and tell Writer to print two pages on 1 sheet, it unneccessarily scales the documents down. No scaling is required.

UPDATE: even though this is label paper with 2 labels per sheet, I cannot currently use the Label Template feature of LO; I have another question at ask.libreoffice.org on that issue. In this question I am looking for solutions that do not involve Label Templates.

After a couple days of trying everything, I am coming here for help. Here are the settings:

The page formatting that works perfectly for printing 1 copy on half the sheet is:

  • Paper Format: Letter
  • Width: 11"
  • Height:8.5"
  • Orientation: landscape
  • Margins:
  • Left: 0.5"
  • Right: 6.1"
  • Top: 0.5"
  • Bottom: 0.25"
  • 1 page per sheet

I changed those settings as follows in my attempt to solve this challenge:

  • Paper Format: User
  • Width: 5.5"
  • Height:8.5"
  • Orientation: portrait
  • Margins:
  • Left: 0.5"
  • Right: 0.5"
  • Top: 0.5"
  • Bottom: 0.25"
  • 2 pages per sheet

I tried many variations but could not come up with the proper solution. Every variation I tried resulted in Writer scaling down the document and printing two much smaller copies on the 1 sheet.