Default to A4 paper in OpenOffice with hp deskjet
uid000 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 21:00:49 UTC 2005
Well, it looks like I spoke too soon. OpenOffice still defaults to A4
when I print.
And in response to another message: I have checked the printer
settings under File-->Printer settings. Every time I select "Letter",
then close and restart OpenOffice, it goes back to A4.
Also this is the same whether I create a new document or open an
exisiting one. When I go to Format-->Page-->Paper, it's always set to
"letter". Why the print dialog doesn't consider the formatting of the
document being printed, I do not know.
On 10/18/05, Zach <uid000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 digitalunleashed.com> 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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