Divive Page into 4 parts. LibreWriter


How could I divide my A4 page to 4 partition of A6.
I want to work on A4 Page that divided into 4 parts. and any part to act like a page. it’s mean if i doing page number its ill add any part a page number.

Been tried to change the document page size to A6, and print 4 documents of A6 on A4, but its printed the document very tinny.
since the printer think the page its A6. then it print the four documents of A6 on size of A6. instead of Four regular size A6 on A4.
and tried aslo that way: There is the option of Styles → Page → Columns and over there you can split the page into columns like magazine or journalist page.
but that the problem, you can split only to columns, there isn’t option of rows.

Tried to use table, but it doesn’t doing the work like I wanted to, since Tables won’t acts like page, and doesn’t got the properties that page got.

Looking for One Column and 1 Row to make my A4 page to 4 parts of A6. and to act like a page.

Thanks, Itai

Keep your page size to A4 and print 4 pages per sheet. The printer driver will take care of scaling.

Because of this scaling, you need to adjust font size to keep text readable. With 4 pages per sheet, glyphs are reduced 50%. Consequently, change the original character size to x2 in your A4 (e.g., to get final 12pt, use 24pt).

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I believe that a workaround to use wrong page size and scale everything to fake proper sizes when scaled down is a wrong advise. Using a proper page size is advisable to have good results; and proper print options should give correct end results. If something doesn’t work as expected, that should be filed as a bug.

See this screencast for details.

Right, but I don’t know of a way break page size defined in page style from sheet size defined in printer settings. This would allow to stuff several pages into a sheet without scaling.

Hi there,

I had the same problem. I wanted to print something off 4 times on 1 sheet. The way I did it was:

  1. Choose orientation in: “Format” - “Page Style…”
  2. Then insert a simple table of 2 columns and 2 rows
  3. Add a vertical ruler in: “View” - “Rulers”
  4. Stretch the centre line to exactly halfway down the page
  5. Then stretch the bottom line to the bottom margin

Done! Now each section is independent and can be easily copied over to the next 3 sections. No drama regarding printing size, scale etc, as it’s all as you see it in preview.

I hope this helps someone at some point as I found this very frustrating at first. Feels like something that should already be a function.