Issue 125704 - Default printer issues when rows are repeated.
Summary: Default printer issues when rows are repeated.
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Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: 4.1.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2014-10-02 01:34 UTC by tsghelp
Modified: 2014-10-02 01:38 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description tsghelp 2014-10-02 01:34:12 UTC
I think this is a bug, if not it should still be able to overwrite the settings.

This is simple to recreate on any computer.

Here is what happens. Normally when you save a document you can carry it or email it to another computer open the document and print to the dafult printer.

That function is broken when setting rows to repete. This may not happen on all computers, I encountered the issue on a Windows computer with no printers Installed. Possible that part does not matter but with no printer the xps printer is my default.

Here is the results, once the rows are set to repeate using Format/Print Ranges/Edit then setting rows to repeat locks the file to the xps printer.

This was discovered by taking the document to another computer and trying to print. Pressing the print button opens the xps save box asking user to give the document a name and save to xps. This of course confuses the user.

If the user was to use the File/Print menu to print they could choose a printer.

Now there is a way to fix the file but it is not feasible when sharing the file with others.

The way around this is to open the file on the computer it has been sent to. From there go back to the Format/Print Ranges/Edit then setting rows to repeat. Clear the settings, reapply settings. The document will now print to the default printer on the computer it resides.

At this time I have not tested doing this on a computer with a printer installed and then taking to another computer with a different printer. I don't assume the xps box will open but may try to print to a printer that does not exist.
Comment 1 tsghelp 2014-10-02 01:38:27 UTC
Not sure if this happens on operating systems other than Windows. 

I was guided here to post this from the forum.