This seems a simple question, but I have wasted many pages and much ink (and time…) on this.
I have a LibreOffice 4, Writer document (.odt) with a custom paper-size that is EXACTLY 1/2 of letter size [edited: I had a golden moment and originally said “legal”]. It is 5.5" wide and 8-1/2" high (though specified in decimal cm). What I’m trying to do, is print the pages, 2 to a page on standard “Letter”-size paper in the obvious orientation. That is, if you look at the resulting printed sheets of paper in landscape orientation, you should see 2 pages side-by-side on each.
This is trivial to do if the original page size is “Letter”.
If it is my custom page size (chosen so I have control over the font size, spacing, etc.), the best I have been able to do is get the pages to print “2-up”, but scaled to 1/2-size — which looks awful.
Not surprising, I want to guillotine the pages down the middle and 3-hole punch them to fit a standard 1/2-size binder.
OS: Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) — based on Ubuntu
Hardware: Apple MacBook Pro