openoffice.org2 package unable to print brochures

Lionel Dricot (aka Ploum) zeploum at
Sat Jan 7 09:59:46 GMT 2006

I saw this a few months ago. I tought it was a "feature".

If you want a capture for your report :
(please send back the adress of your report)

In a lot of things, OOo2 is way worst than OOo1.
Try, for example, to make a 3 rows document, to add a picture and center it
into one of the 3 rows.

Easy in OOo1 (click on picture > align > center), impossible in OOo2 (the
picture will go to the left, resize itself to the size of the paper,

I discussed this "OOo1 is better than 2" subject with an OOo developper. He
asked me to write all things that come to my mind and send it back to him.
But it takes time, there's so much to say... :-(

Please keep me informed about this issue.


PS : is there anyway to print brochures with abiword ? I use Abiword and
then I must always copy/paste into OOo1 to print.

On 06/01/06, Matthias Klose <doko at> wrote:
> Frank Swasey schrieb:
> > Hello,
> >   The openoffice.org2 package is unable to produce brochures because the
> > help text on how to generate a brochure tells you to format the document
> > in portrait mode and then when you print it to go to the printer
> > Properties and change the Orientation property to landscape.
> >
> >   The printer-properties-disable patch that is applied during the build
> > process removes the Orientation property from the options.
> >
> >   To whom should a complaint be lodged to get that patch removed from
> > the package?  Should I report it to the debian folks, or is this a
> > ubuntu specific patch?
> please file a bug report in bugzilla.
>    Matthias
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