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Old 03-03-2015, 09:31 AM   #1
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Tiny font printing a Libre Writer .odt doc


Tiny font when printing Libre Writer doc.
Using Mint 17.1, HP Officejet Pro 8610
Print is so tiny it is illegible, even though font size selected is 12. Printing a text file, gedit, prints okay.
Also, if I export the .odt doc to .pdf, it prints okay.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I just dumped Win7 OS and am learning Linux.
 
Old 03-03-2015, 01:20 PM   #2
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It might be the font you're using. There are several LibO-native fonts that are commensurate with MS fonts (and there are even MS fonts, if you feel like installing them) which might be more agreeable to your printer. FWIW, I use Liberation Serif (like Times New Roman) without difficulty.
 
Old 03-03-2015, 02:28 PM   #3
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Tiny font printing a Libre Writer .odt doc

Liberation Serif is the default on LibO, and I have tried several other fonts with the same result.
 
Old 03-03-2015, 05:40 PM   #4
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kemosabe,

This is a strange one.

Have you checked that under File > Print > Page Layout > Pages per sheet is set to 1?

If you wish to install TrueType fonts:

Code:
sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
Use the Tab and Arrow keys to agree to the MS EULA.

I use "plain vanilla" Times New Roman, for what it's worth.

You could try removing then reinstalling the printer.

You could also try downloading the latest version (4.4.1) of LO.

http://www.libreoffice.org/
 
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:19 PM   #5
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Thanks.
Yes, the pages per sheet is set to 1. Also I installed the TrueType fonts and tried several but it still prints teeny-tiny even if set at 12 pts.
 
Old 03-04-2015, 03:53 AM   #6
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kemosabe,

Try this:

(In Ubuntu:
System > Administration > Printers)

In Mint:
Menu > Administration > Printers

Right click on your printer icon > Properties > Job Options

Set pages per side to 1.
 
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:13 AM   #7
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Beachboy2, you win the prize. I was setting it to 1, but in the drop down print button. I just opened in system settings and there it was, 16 pages per sheet. Changed to 1 and now I'm a little embarrassed but a little smarter. Thanks.
 
Old 03-04-2015, 09:31 AM   #8
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kemosabe,

I am pleased that you have fixed the problem.

You can mark the thread as "Solved" under Forum Tools on your original post. If you like, you can also click on "Yes" for "Did you find this post useful?" on my previous post.
 
  


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