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    I just installed LibreOffice from OpenSuse 12.2 and the problem with not printing landscape pages properly has still not been fixed. My fix is to remove LibreOffice completely, and set YAST to never install LibreOffice. Then I just install OpenOffice 3.3, which works just fine. It also tells me the problem is not with the printer, printer drivers, or OpenSuSE but LibreOffice.

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    Default Re: LibreOffice in 12.2 still defective

    It is a upstream bug, not even solved in Libre Office 3.6, there are
    workarounds though. But if you feel comfortable with OO 3.3 there is of
    course nothing wrong using that.
    https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=44664
    It affects not only openSUSE (I see Mageia, Fedora, PCLinuxOS there as
    well).

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    Martin Helm wrote:
    > It is a upstream bug, not even solved in Libre Office 3.6, there are
    > workarounds though. But if you feel comfortable with OO 3.3 there is of
    > course nothing wrong using that.
    > https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=44664
    > It affects not only openSUSE (I see Mageia, Fedora, PCLinuxOS there as
    > well).
    >

    Yep. Some genius decided to make PDF the default printing language,
    instead of PostScript, which is widely supported. I don't get what is
    taking so long for them to make PostScript the default again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornflake76 View Post
    Martin Helm wrote:
    > It is a upstream bug, not even solved in Libre Office 3.6, there are
    > workarounds though. But if you feel comfortable with OO 3.3 there is of
    > course nothing wrong using that.
    > https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=44664
    > It affects not only openSUSE (I see Mageia, Fedora, PCLinuxOS there as
    > well).
    >

    Yep. Some genius decided to make PDF the default printing language,
    instead of PostScript, which is widely supported. I don't get what is
    taking so long for them to make PostScript the default again.
    What I do not understand is why Open Suse chooses to use a version of LibreOffice that does not work for it's users. It's somewhat the same with Gnucash since the supplied version (with 12.2) won't even start up. We give newcomers to Linux the impression that Linux software just doesn't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertsmits View Post
    What I do not understand is why Open Suse chooses to use a version of LibreOffice that does not work for it's users. It's somewhat the same with Gnucash since the supplied version (with 12.2) won't even start up. We give newcomers to Linux the impression that Linux software just doesn't work.
    I guess it's for political reasons. OpenSUSE was one of the first distros to ship LibreOffice.

    Another reason might be that just not so many people use this feature. I myself never use it and am happy with Libre.
    Anyway you can always use google docs but I totally agree with you that that is poor software choice from openSUSE (unless OO has even more severe bugs ) that might drive away newcomers to the Linux world. Who knows.
    Best regards,
    Greg

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    Default Re: LibreOffice in 12.2 still defective

    On Tue, 11 Sep 2012 02:46:01 GMT
    robertsmits <robertsmits@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > What I do not understand is why Open Suse chooses to use a version of
    > LibreOffice that does not work for it's users. It's somewhat the same
    > with Gnucash since the supplied version (with 12.2) won't even start
    > up. We give newcomers to Linux the impression that Linux software just
    > doesn't work.


    I admit that I'm splitting hairs here but the supplied version with
    12.2, 2.4.10, does work. The problem is that you have to install that
    first before installing any updates. Version 2.4.11 that gets installed
    from the Update repo doesn't include links to all the necessary
    additional software and so, if you install that without having first
    installed 2.4.10, you are up the proverbial creek without a paddle.
    Wouldn't it be nice if software was tested before it was released?


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    Default Re: LibreOffice in 12.2 still defective

    Am 11.09.2012 04:46, schrieb robertsmits:
    > What I do not understand is why Open Suse chooses to use a version of
    > LibreOffice that does not work for it's users.

    It works for many users out of the box. I am one of the unlucky ones
    with a printer where it has a problem, the problem was easily solved by
    editing
    /usr/lib64/libreoffice/share/psprint/psprint.conf
    and setting the PSLevel and PDFDevice to 0 for the affected printer queue.
    I would be more than reluctant to be forced using a very old version of
    the office software just because of an unpleasant default setting which
    is anyway configurable.

    I cannot argue about gnucash since I do not use it.

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    Default Re: LibreOffice in 12.2 still defective

    Quote Originally Posted by Cloddy View Post
    On Tue, 11 Sep 2012 02:46:01 GMT
    robertsmits <robertsmits@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > What I do not understand is why Open Suse chooses to use a version of
    > LibreOffice that does not work for it's users. It's somewhat the same
    > with Gnucash since the supplied version (with 12.2) won't even start
    > up. We give newcomers to Linux the impression that Linux software just
    > doesn't work.


    I admit that I'm splitting hairs here but the supplied version with
    12.2, 2.4.10, does work. The problem is that you have to install that
    first before installing any updates. Version 2.4.11 that gets installed
    from the Update repo doesn't include links to all the necessary
    additional software and so, if you install that without having first
    installed 2.4.10, you are up the proverbial creek without a paddle.
    Wouldn't it be nice if software was tested before it was released?


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    It is tested we are part of the testers group.
    Best regards,
    Greg

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    Default Re: LibreOffice in 12.2 still defective

    Am 11.09.2012 10:23, schrieb Graham P Davis:
    > Wouldn't it be nice if software was tested before it was released?

    This is a community linux distro, that means WE are the testers, that is
    the reason why the milestones and release candidates and factory repos
    are public.
    Of course in that case that does not help too much if someone puts an
    update into the update repo which has a deficiency.
    Not that you misunderstand me, of course I also expect a certain level
    of testing by the packagers, developers not to break things but this can
    never be as good as the end user testing.
    Is the bug for the updated gnucash packages already reported?

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    Martin Helm wrote:

    > Am 11.09.2012 04:46, schrieb robertsmits:
    >> What I do not understand is why Open Suse chooses to

    use a version of
    >> LibreOffice that does not work for it's users.

    > It works for many users out of the box. I am one of

    the unlucky ones
    > with a printer where it has a problem, the problem was

    easily solved
    > by editing
    > /usr/lib64/libreoffice/share/psprint/psprint.conf
    > and setting the PSLevel and PDFDevice to 0 for the

    affected printer
    > queue. I would be more than reluctant to be forced

    using a very old
    > version of the office software just because of an

    unpleasant default
    > setting which is anyway configurable.
    >
    > I cannot argue about gnucash since I do not use it.
    >

    First thanks for posting your work around. I have a
    Brothers MFC J6710DW printer. I found that setting
    PDF_Device=0 and PS Level=0 did not work but setting OS
    Level =3 and PDf=0 it works. A funny thing is setting PS
    Level to 3 actual shows as 2 in psprint.conf. This was
    discussed in another thread last wek. No sure where I
    saw it.|I will try your approach again, could have been
    operator problem.

    Thanks again.
    Russ
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