Printing booklet with multiple portrait and landscape pages

Bug #119837 reported by Jelle de Jong on 2007-06-11
This bug affects 1 person
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libreoffice (Ubuntu)
Unassigned (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

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How do i print a document in booklet and duplex mode from a document that has multiple portrait and landscape orientated pages with oowriter?


The portrait pages are going fine. However the landscape pages are printed portrait orientated and not landscape. It doesn't spread out over its selected area on the paper sheet.

So how can we get the landscape pages printed in landscape when printing a brochure?

I would really like to see a solution with oowriter, so i can print brochures from normal documents directly with oowriter.

The process:

See the internal help for more info:


Step 1:
Create a document with mixed portrait and landscape pages like this document

File -> Printer settings -> Select printer (pdf virtual printer)
File -> Printer settings -> Properties ->
Paper Size : A4
Orientation: Landscape
Duplex: Short Edge
Paper Tray: Tray 1

Step 3:
File -> Print option -> Column: Pages -> Check: brochure, left page and right page
Print to file ->
or to printer or to virtual printer

Jelle de Jong (jelledejong) wrote :
Jelle de Jong (jelledejong) wrote :

somebody that had a look at this?

Its also happening when doing a simple two on one page print. The landscape pages are not turning 90 degrees!

Chris Cheney (ccheney) wrote :

Confirmed on upstream's 2.4.0~rc2.

Changed in
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Chris Cheney (ccheney) on 2008-03-18
Changed in openoffice:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in openoffice:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Barry de Graaff (barrydegraaff) wrote :

This also affects open-office in hardy alpha 6,
but I do not have the options:
Duplex: Short Edge
Paper Tray: Tray 1

And the brochure option is located under de 'Options' button
in file -> print

Chris Cheney (ccheney) on 2008-06-13
Changed in
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Chris Cheney (ccheney) on 2010-05-13
tags: added: hardy

Jelle de Jong, this issue is unreproducible in LibreOffice Writer via the Terminal:

cd ~/Desktop && wget && file-roller -h && cd oowriter-2007-06-11 && unoconv --listener && unoconv -f pdf booklet\ with\ portrait\ and\ landscape\ test\ pages\ v0.1.1j.odt && acroread booklet\ with\ portrait\ and\ landscape\ test\ pages\ v0.1.1j.pdf

notice the pdf pages are appropriately oriented. Does this work for you?

lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 11.04
Release: 11.04

apt-cache policy libreoffice-writer
  Installed: 1:3.3.2-1ubuntu5
  Candidate: 1:3.3.2-1ubuntu5
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.3.2-1ubuntu5 0
        500 natty-updates/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:3.3.2-1ubuntu4 0
        500 natty/main i386 Packages

apt-cache policy unoconv
  Installed: 0.3-6
  Candidate: 0.3-6
  Version table:
 *** 0.3-6 0
        500 natty/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

apt-cache policy acroread
  Installed: 9.4.2-0natty1
  Candidate: 9.4.2-0natty1
  Version table:
 *** 9.4.2-0natty1 0
        500 natty/partner i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix

[This is an automated message.]
There are no new official releases in Ubuntu packaging anymore => Won't Fix

If the problem persists, please mark this bug as "also affects project Libreoffice" or "also affects distribution Libreoffice (Ubuntu)" if that has not happened already.

Please leave references to upstream bugs in place to allow cross pollination.

summary: - [Upstream] [hardy] Printing booklet with multiple portrait and landscape
- pages
+ Printing booklet with multiple portrait and landscape pages
Bryan Quigley (bryanquigley) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu. This Ubuntu release has reached EOL for Desktops.
See this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases:

Since this bug hasn't been touched in a while and the Incomplete autoclose didn't work, I'm going to close it.

If you can still reproduce on a new version of Ubuntu, please reopen it.

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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