Issue 115992 - Pages per sheet, landscape page
Summary: Pages per sheet, landscape page
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: printing (show other issues)
Version: OOO330m15
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial with 3 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2010-12-08 11:00 UTC by jeffooo
Modified: 2013-08-30 15:35 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


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sample (28.35 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2010-12-15 18:48 UTC, h.ilter
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Description jeffooo 2010-12-08 11:00:53 UTC
Hello,

Steps to reproduce :

- open a new writer document (page style is "portrait")
- input text on page 1
- open menu Insert > Manual break, choose style "Landscape"
- input text on page 2

- open menu Files > Print > tabs "Page Layout", adjust Pages per sheet = 2

-> when print, page nĀ° 2 isn't in landscape style 

See good expect result here : http://msicreteil.free.fr/ooo/avec%20driver.pdf
See bad expect result here : http://msicreteil.free.fr/ooo/avec%20oo.pdf

Regards
Comment 1 jbf.faure 2010-12-09 04:56:11 UTC
I confirm the described behaviour, under Linux too.
Comment 2 jeffooo 2010-12-13 10:09:19 UTC
I confirm on OOoDEV330m17

I confirm this defect on Calc too, if there is one sheet with portrait's style
and another sheet with landscape's style.
Comment 3 cno 2010-12-15 12:09:51 UTC
maybe related to issue 113562 ?
Comment 4 mdxonefour 2010-12-15 12:23:13 UTC
Did this work in 3.2.1?
Comment 5 cno 2010-12-15 12:38:47 UTC
Did we have the option in 3.2.1 to print more pages per sheet?
Not that I am aware.
In Writer, not at all. In Calc, per page style one can choose a scaling, which
results in more pages on a sheet of paper, but only if the pages are on the same
sheet in Calc. 
To go short: no regression IMO.
Comment 6 stefan.baltzer 2010-12-15 15:42:23 UTC
SBA -> HI: Please proceed, thx.
Put PL on c/c.
Comment 7 Regina Henschel 2010-12-15 16:19:47 UTC
You print 2 pages on 1 sheet of paper via page preview in OOo3.2. Click on the
icon "Print options page view" in the toolbar "Page Preview". There you can set
the layout. And then print out of the Page Preview via the icon "Print Page
View" in the toolbar "Page Preview"; do not use File > Print.

In the new dialog use the dialog tab "Page Layout". In the drop-down list "pages
per sheet" select "Custom". Use "Pages n by k" to distribute the pages on the
sheet of paper and use "Orientation" to set the sheet of paper to landscape or
portrait.

So printing mixed landscape and portrait pages on one sheet of paper is possible
in the old version as well as in the new print dialog. But the printing result
differs. In the old version the portrait page width and the landscape page width
were add. Then a scale was calculated to fit the sum to the width of the sheet
of paper. So each page has the same scale, but the divider was not in the middle
of the sheet of paper. In the new dialog the sheet of paper is divided according
the layout setting and then each page is scaled individually to its part of the
sheet of paper. 
Comment 8 Regina Henschel 2010-12-15 17:05:41 UTC
Addition: If you want the landscape page turned 90 degrees in printing, then
export the document to pdf and use the Acrobat Reader for printing. Such
"automatically rotation" would be a nice feature for OOo too.
Comment 9 Oliver Brinzing 2010-12-15 17:09:32 UTC
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Comment 10 h.ilter 2010-12-15 18:46:11 UTC
Is definitely not defect!
Changed to enhancement
I'll attach a workaround
Comment 11 h.ilter 2010-12-15 18:48:08 UTC
Created attachment 75351 [details]
sample
Comment 12 pitpit 2010-12-15 19:19:34 UTC
"Is definitely not defect!
Changed to enhancement"

oh, having a feature working as it is supposed to do is an enhancement ! 

if a printer driver has this feature, it works fine !

maybe my problem is with my english dictionary....

IMHO if a user try to use this feature with a long documents that have many
mixing pages, and if he print it many times for his students (oops that what i
did few days ago) he will be quite angry

i believe if it's not possible to make it work, it would be better not having
this feature, so that we must use the driver feature (of course, IMHO)
Comment 13 cno 2010-12-15 20:07:17 UTC
@regina: thanks for pointing to that feature.
I can print more pages per sheet from Writer in 321 and 330rc8.
Both are a bit different. 
But none is like the example 'avec driver.pdf' from jeff.
(might still be my lack off experience, I just report)
Comment 14 Regina Henschel 2010-12-15 20:30:46 UTC
@cornouws: Up to now OOo is not able to rotate the page, neither in old nor in
new print dialog. Therefore this issue is an enhancement request. But try the
workaround with pdf. If you need details, mail me.
Comment 15 jeffooo 2010-12-15 20:39:21 UTC
It's DEFECT, because the new printbox automatically  rotate the page.

You must use text frame to simulate landscape style.

In pdf software, or in the option of printer's driver, if you print many pages
per sheet with many orientation, the orientation don't change.

Comment 16 pitpit 2010-12-15 20:40:45 UTC
@regina 

so, if i understand, the feature implemented wasn't suppose to rotate the pages
so that they fit the whole page ?

..
another try : if your first page is landscape and all the other pages are
portrait. then, when printing two pages per sheet, all the portraits pages will
be shrink twice
Comment 17 cno 2010-12-15 20:59:48 UTC
@regina: thanks for offering help. Is ok for now.
@all: is a feature  'defect' per definition, if it does not serve all wishes?
Comment 18 pitpit 2010-12-15 21:22:27 UTC
as i was trying difference mixing orientations,as i was bored with filling pages
with text, i decided to make a border on the page.

and then, using the printer box preview, the border can be seen with one page
per sheet but disappear with two pages per sheet.. but can be seen (only the
bottom) with four pages per sheet, and with 6 pages per sheet, only left and top....

when printing all is good (except orientation ;o))

another issue ?
Comment 19 cno 2010-12-16 08:26:48 UTC
 > as i was trying difference mixing orientations,as i was bored with 
 > filling pages with text, i decided to make a border on the page.

I've send you my testfile per mail (also handy: borders on the page)

 > and then, using the printer box preview, the border can be seen with one 
 > page per sheet but disappear with two pages per sheet.. but can be seen
 > (only the bottom) with four pages per sheet, and with 6 pages per sheet,
 > only left and top....
 >
 > when printing all is good (except orientation ;o))
 >
 > another issue ?

Of course. The printing window is new, so there will be quite some issues to solve.
A pity that when asked/noted about the availability of the new functionality, to
test, so little response came. Also me: I had the first look at it only in beta
2 or so. Months after the initial request :-\ That makes work for the devs
harder too.
Comment 20 philipp.lohmann 2011-02-14 10:17:56 UTC
seeing that feature freeze and branch off is today, this is not going to make
3.4. Adjusting target.
Comment 21 adb.public 2011-05-12 16:23:07 UTC
Please see http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?p=430078#430078

I'm not entirely sure this is the same bug. But sounds like it.
Steps to reproduce:

1. Format page to landscape, 5.50" x 8.50" on letter size
2. Fill a couple pages with text
3. Go to Print>Page Layout & select 2 Pages Per Sheet
4. Print.... the result is shrunk.

I have posted a workaround in the thread above. It seems that if you set the Printer Settings>Options to Brochure but do NOT set Page Layout to Brochure, you can then set Pages per Sheet to Custom and manually give it two per page. Prints normal size.
Comment 22 Rob Weir 2013-07-30 02:17:53 UTC
Reset assignee on issues not touched by assignee in more than 2000 days.
Comment 23 jeffooo 2013-08-30 15:35:16 UTC
Bugs still here in AOO400m3(Build:9702)  -  Rev. 1503704