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zasavage 01-13-2012 12:34 AM

Libreoffice refuses to print landscape
Ok guys '

Standard slackware 13.37 with libre office Allien Build latest

LibreOffice 3.4.4
OOO340m1 (Build:402)

I can get it documents to print landscape to a network HP printer ,

Tried just about everything

Any ideas ?


business_kid 01-13-2012 03:17 AM


LibreOffice-3.4.4, HP P1005, Slackware-13.37 here(x86_64), & can't print sideways. I have done this before. You need to set three things.

1. File - Printer Settings - Landscape
2. Format - Page - Page - Landscape
3. http://localhost:631 - Printers - Your Printer - Set Default Options & set landscape there, but my cups is behaving badly atm, as I uninstalled system-config-printer under instructions from the driver maintainer, & never put it back.

cwizardone 01-13-2012 11:09 AM

I've have the same problem. Setting up landscape as your default in CUPS might work, but it should not be the answer.

As printing and scanning are part of my daily routine I long ago gave up trying get decent, high quality results with Linux. Unfortunately, now, during the business day, Virtualbox, running Xp, stays open on the desktop and therein the HP scanning software and ms-word (or an old copy of WordPerfect).

business_kid 01-13-2012 02:38 PM

The problem is not with LibreOffice, I think, because it moves to landscape fine.
It prints to file (pdf, not ps) with no trouble and that output is portrait.

It's the old nemesis, cups. but you can get around that with 'lp -o landscape'

solarfields 01-14-2012 04:36 AM

what is your printer and what drivers do you use?

zasavage 01-14-2012 06:46 AM


In my case its a HP 7200 all in one ..

If I connect to the printer via USB it work perfectly , BUT when trying to print via network everything is ok
EXCEPT landscape printing



chrisretusn 01-14-2012 07:28 AM

May or may not help, but I had a similar problem with my printer (Canon PIXMA MP258). The printer properties Printer Language Type was set to PDF, changing it to PostScript fixed the problem.

dolphin77 01-16-2012 05:39 AM

Updating cups to 1.5.0 seems to fix landscape printing for me.

Old_Fogie 01-30-2012 08:35 PM

I get this issue as well here , networked laser . Good to know it's fixed in later cups. I've just been pasting it on the print server, and using ssh to print it out off the server, then it works fine.

tronayne 01-31-2012 06:46 AM

I've screwed around trying to get PDFs to print landscape and have learned to simply rotate the image 90 degrees (in Okular, can't use Adobe Reader on a 64-bit box) and print that; works fine. The other way is lp -o landscape filename (as mentioned above by business_kid). Easier than fiddling with printer settings and all that.

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