Issue 62935 - Not printing handouts
Summary: Not printing handouts
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: printing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: needmoreinfo, oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-03-08 15:50 UTC by wilfriedkoch
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:08 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

1 page doc showing reported problem at my PC (10.59 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.impress)
2006-03-09 10:09 UTC, wilfriedkoch
no flags Details
When printing handouts (4 per page) only blank pages are printed. (206.50 KB, application/
2007-10-27 18:48 UTC, rabauke
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Description wilfriedkoch 2006-03-08 15:50:10 UTC
I managed to print the presentation to PDF but not the handouts. Printing 
handouts in different ways always produced empty pages. Printing presentation 
and handout at once brought empty pages for handouts and correct printing for 

Best regards

Comment 1 wolframgarten 2006-03-09 08:04:46 UTC
Sorry, not reproducible. Please give a detailed step by step description of your
action to print the handouts. Which OS do you use? Did you check handouts under
File/Print/Options/Content ? Thanks.
Comment 2 wilfriedkoch 2006-03-09 09:06:16 UTC
The OS is Windows XP

File/Print/Options/Handout was checked in all cases

Handout layout: 1 per page and 4 per page

2 ways of printing:

1: Normal tabbed in the main window; Zeichnung(Drawing?) and Handout checked 
in File/Print/Options. Result: Handouts come as empty pages, Slides (Drawing) 

2: Handout tabbed in the main window; Handout checked in File/Print/Options. 
Result: Handouts come as empty pages.

Results verified with (virtual printer) PDF995 and Canon S9000

Best regards

Comment 3 wolframgarten 2006-03-09 09:44:23 UTC
Thanks for the fast reply. But still this is not reproducible. Do you use an
official build from OOo? Can you attach a document that does not work for you?
Comment 4 wilfriedkoch 2006-03-09 10:06:37 UTC
Version is 2.0.2.rc4 060227 (German), it's an official build. I need it 
(contains a bugfix) for certain reasons.
My original document is 15 MB. But the problem also exists with a simple 1 
page document. This will follow separately.
Comment 5 wilfriedkoch 2006-03-09 10:09:01 UTC
Created attachment 34698 [details]
1 page doc showing reported problem at my PC
Comment 6 wolframgarten 2006-03-09 10:25:26 UTC
Thanks, reproducible with the document. Reassigned.
Comment 7 rabauke 2007-10-27 18:35:08 UTC
Any progress on this? Not being able to print handouts with some documents 
seems to be a serious issue.
Comment 8 rabauke 2007-10-27 18:48:04 UTC
Created attachment 49197 [details]
When printing handouts (4 per page) only blank pages are printed.
Comment 9 rabauke 2007-10-27 18:50:28 UTC
The attached document only prints blank pages with OO
Comment 10 bmaker 2008-05-07 13:26:10 UTC
I got the same problem as Wilfried. Printing handouts produces empty / blank /
white pages only. As well as printing to a file / exporting to a PDF... that's
really annoying.

I am using Windows XP and Kubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10). (The problem exists on
both systems.)

Fortunately, there is a workaround (linux only) for those, who really need to
get there handouts printed:
Indeed, this workaround produces high-quality handouts. But it is quite

Best regards

Comment 11 clippka 2008-05-13 09:39:09 UTC
bmaker, it could be that your system is in high contrast mode or that you have
selected a grayscale view quality. Can you please check if your problem still
exists in OOo 2.4 and OOo 3.0 beta? I did some fundamental changes to handout
printing that could have solved your problem.
Comment 12 clippka 2008-05-13 09:39:32 UTC
reassigning to me
Comment 13 bmaker 2008-05-13 12:14:51 UTC
cl, I tested it with OOo 2.4 instead of 2.3 now and I got the following results:
- Standard quality => works
- Grayscale => doesnt work (produces empty pages)
- Black and white => works

But, along with the OOo update, I upgraded my Kubuntu 7.10 system to Kubuntu
8.04. So, I cant guarantee that the OOo-Update is responsible for this enhancement.
I'll test the beta later... my connection is not very fast.
Comment 14 clippka 2008-05-13 12:25:44 UTC
great, the grayscale problem is fixed in the OOo 3.0 code line.
If someone who can reproduce the issue on his system can check this on the OOo
3.0 beta then I think we can close this issue.
Comment 15 ace_dent 2008-05-21 09:58:42 UTC
I believe your issue may be fixed with the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):

Please consider testing this new release and report back the outcome so this
Issue may be Closed or Progressed as necessary.

Many thanks,
Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~
Comment 16 rene 2008-05-26 23:24:04 UTC
I can confirm (although not being the submitter) that 2.4 didn't print it in
grayscale mode, but DEV300_m12 does...

DEV300_m12 beta prints the handouts in all three modes.

This issue may be closed I think.
Comment 17 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:08:16 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".