Default to A4 paper in OpenOffice with hp deskjet

Zach uid000 at
Tue Oct 18 20:43:56 UTC 2005

dpkg-reconfigure libpaper1 fixed it right up!  Incidentally, this
setting appears to live in /etc/paper (who knew?), so editing that
directly may have done the trick as well.

Man, we have a library for everything, even paper!

On 10/18/05, Lee Braiden <lee_b at> wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 October 2005 21:15, Zach wrote:
> > For some reason, whenever I print in OpenOffice on my HP Deskjet 6127,
> > it always defaults to A4 paper.  Not being in Europe, I have to set
> > this manually to Letter each time.  I have checked everywhere I can
> > think of and even set the default to Letter under the settings for the
> > printer under System-->Administration-->Printing.
> >
> > Can anyone tell me how to set this?  Is it an OpenOffice setting?  Is
> > it an HP Print driver setting?  I haven't tried any other printer,
> > because this is the only one I have.
> >
> > This has been a problem for me in 4.10, 5.04, and still in 5.10.
> The setting comes from a package specifically designed for this, I think:
> libpaper.  On debian, it asks, but on ubuntu, it may choose the most common,
> which is A4.  It should probably set it based on your locale, but I think
> I've seen arguments against that too.  Anyway, look in synaptic, under
> packages with debconf, and you should be able to reconfigure libpaper.
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