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    Default LibreOffice 3.3.1 default printing options

    Whenever I want to print from Libre Office, it's default printer options are somehow set to duplex long edge (standard) and the print quality is set to economy. I want this changed to Duplex Off and print quality set to standard.

    I've tried setting Libre Office's printer settings (File > Printer Settings) and when that failed, I went to File > Templates > Organize > Commands button and selected Printer Settings and changed them from there. None of these worked. Whenever I open a document, the print quality is always set to economy and duplex is on (even when it is not needed). I have to keep changing it each time I print a document. I allow my children to use this computer for homework at times and I don't want them to have to mess with the driver settings all the time (more of a chance for something to go wrong or be set incorrectly).

    I've also checked the printer settings from within YaST and they are all ok.

    I did try changing the settings from within the CUPS interface but when I did that, I could no longer print. The system couldn't connect to port 631 anymore and I had to go into YaST again to make it reconnect to the printer port.

    BTW, when I looked just now at the default printer settings within CUPS, everything seems to be set right, duplex is set to off and print quality is set to standard, which is what I want.

    Why does Libre Office seem to be ignoring these settings? How can I fix this (easily I hope)?

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    Default Re: LibreOffice 3.3.1 default printing options

    I don't see this problem.
    Whatever setting I last used, seems to be the one used next time.

    Open a office document and go to Print then to Properties (by the details section)
    In the next box you can set the print quality
    Do you see that?
    Or is that what you were doing?

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    Default Re: LibreOffice 3.3.1 default printing options

    This is what I've been doing all along. It is still set to print quality: Economy and duplex long edge. Those were not the settings last used at all.

    I'm well. I've got a very busy day today. I will be showing my artwork this evening. How are you?

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    Default Re: LibreOffice 3.3.1 default printing options

    I'm OK thanks

    I wonder if it's worth trying a rename of /.libreoffice
    To start a new one. You can always revert back
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    I messed it up really bad doing that.
    After I tried naming it back to just .libreoffice It came up with all kinds of folders and stuff to write into. I hit cancel half way through them. When I open something with it now, I get this message:
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    Error loading BASIC of document file:///home/<username>/.libreoffice/3-suse/user/basic/dialog.xlc/:
    General Error.
    General input/output error.
    P.S. I omitted my system username and replaced it with <username>
    Now what?

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    Default Re: LibreOffice 3.3.1 default printing options

    The procedure is to rename like this:
    .libreoffice > .libreoffice-old

    When you start office again it will create a new .libreoffice
    If using that didn't help, you should delete the newly formed .libreoffice
    Then rename .libreoffice-old > .libreoffice

    If you (as this is how it sounds) you didn't delete the newly formed .libreoffice when you renamed .libreoffice-old and a merge to place.

    Your only alternative is to delete whatever .libreoffice is there and just start again. You just lost your old .libreoffice
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    Your only alternative is to delete whatever .libreoffice is there and just start again. You just lost your old .libreoffice
    I just tried that (and I deleted the renamed libreoffice) and now libreoffice won't start.
    .libreoffice does not seem to be in the trash bin to restore it.

    This what is says when I try to start it from the commandline:
    Code:
    [Java framework] Error in function createSettingsDocument (elements.cxx).
    javaldx failed! 
    terminate called after throwing an instance of 'com::sun::star::uno::RuntimeException'
    My java apps (SweetHome 3D and Art Of Illusion) seem to be fine though.

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    Default Re: LibreOffice 3.3.1 default printing options

    There is a difference between delete and move to trash.

    Are you using libreoffice from a repo other than default?
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    It is the default one, the one that came with the system.
    3.3.1.2-1.2.2-x86_64 from vendor openSUSE (installed).

    ok, I did think that move to trash and delete were the same. That explains why I can't find it in the trash bin to restore it then, doesn't it?

    So, should I uninstall it and then re-install it? Since there is an entry in /usr/bin/X11/libreoffice should I restart the computer after uninstalling it and before re-installing it?

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    Default Re: LibreOffice 3.3.1 default printing options

    Barbara:

    The .foldername folders in /home - It should be possible to delete one (I usually rename it so I can go back to it if necessary)

    Let me try it with .libreoffice
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