Issue 75342 - Allow to not save "Last used printer" in the document
Summary: Allow to not save "Last used printer" in the document
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2 RC3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 7 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 84338 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2007-03-13 01:31 UTC by kpalagin
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:55 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Description kpalagin 2007-03-13 01:31:31 UTC
Please give an option to not save which printer was used to print the document 
Also please consider making this installation default.
K. Palagin.
Comment 1 Mathias_Bauer 2007-06-21 13:53:31 UTC
As in 2.3 we will have an option to ignore printer settings on loading - is that

It might look bloated to have two settings for printer options.
Comment 2 kpalagin 2007-06-21 14:07:57 UTC
That should be fine, as long as ignoring is installation default.
Comment 3 Mathias_Bauer 2007-06-21 14:41:56 UTC
I don't want to discuss the default setting (and leave that up to "user
experience"), my question is just whether not loading printer settings is a
sufficient replacement for not storing them so that we can close this issue.
Comment 4 mux2005 2007-06-22 12:21:20 UTC
I don't think a setting that affects loading alone is the proper way to deal
with this. When I create a document I want to make sure that it works for the
recipient of that document. I have no control over the recipient's computer. I
want a way to make sure that when the recipient prints my document it comes out
of the printer he expects, because otherwise it means trouble for him and for
me. In a corporate setting with lots of network printers it is very likely that
the document creator and the reader have access to the same printer (or worse, a
like-named printer) although the printer may be several floors away from the

This can be more than an inconvenience. This can result in breach of
confidentiality. It's not unlikely that the recipient and the sender have access
to a printer with the same name. When a confidential document comes out of the
wrong printer this can be a disaster. It's happened to me that I printed on the
wrong printer (although fortunately nothing confidential), because the creator
of the document had a like-named printer installed (Happens easily when printers
have creative names such as "Kyocera Mita 08/15"). And the worst thing about
this is that you won't even notice. You click the print icon, check the printer,
nothing's coming out, you think something went wrong and try again. If you go
via File/Print the 2nd time and just select the correct printer without thinking
about why there's a wrong default, you won't realize that there's an extra copy
of your document lying in an unrelated printer tray.

The point is: If you want to have only one option, have that apply to saving the
document. The important thing is to give document *creators* a reliable way to
make sure that their documents will work for their recipients. That's the thing
that's missing. Those who print documents have always been able to change the
target printer via Printer Settings.
Comment 5 h.ilter 2007-07-04 13:28:07 UTC
->MBA: See issue 76855
Comment 6 Mathias_Bauer 2007-08-27 09:43:36 UTC
We should make up our minds about that soon -> 2.4
Comment 7 Mathias_Bauer 2007-11-01 18:59:33 UTC
So now back to the subject with fresh mind.

As this issue is not fixed by providing the option to ignore the settings on
load time and OTOH having two options is overkill (IMHO): why not replacing the
option from issue 76855 by a united option called "don't care for printer
settings" that means that they won't be loaded *and* they won't be saved.
Comment 8 mux2005 2007-11-05 09:58:49 UTC
@mba: Makes sense to me. I would be satisfied with this unified option.
Comment 9 Mathias_Bauer 2007-11-15 08:40:36 UTC
As UI freeze for 2.4 was missed -> target 3.0
Comment 10 kpalagin 2008-01-09 14:55:27 UTC
*** Issue 84338 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 11 rkollien 2008-01-09 16:16:13 UTC
i confirm with a "don't care for printer settings". But, even you won't discuss,
this option should be the default. Migrating users from the redmond product also
would expect this behavor. 

Is there a chance for target 2.5?
Comment 12 Mathias_Bauer 2008-01-09 16:25:14 UTC
There is no chance for this target. Mainly because there will be no such version
ever. ;-)
Comment 13 Mathias_Bauer 2008-06-05 16:06:21 UTC
Comment 14 cno 2009-05-10 09:34:57 UTC
Looks as if this one slipped through??
Comment 15 rkollien 2009-05-11 06:19:51 UTC
Yes, looks like it slipped through. The option to ignore printer settings on
loading was a little relief in our corporate environment, as we where able to
change the settings in the config files by script (we run on linux terminal

But installations not under our direct control are still unaffected. So the
"don't SAVE printer information" feature isn't implemented.
Comment 16 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:55:33 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".