Prints the current document, selection, or the pages that you specify. You can also set the print options for the current document. The printing options can vary according to the printer and the operating system that you use.
The Print dialog consists of three main parts: A preview with navigation buttons, several tab pages with control elements specific to the current document type, and the Print, Cancel, and Help buttons.
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Printing text documents:
The settings that you define in the Print dialog are valid only for the current print job that you start by clicking the Print button. If you want to change some options permanently, open Tools - Options - LibreOffice (application name) - Print.
To set the default LibreOffice printer options for text documents, choose Tools - Options - LibreOffice Writer - Print.
To set the default LibreOffice printer options for spreadsheet documents, choose Tools - Options - LibreOffice Calc - Print.
To set the default LibreOffice printer options for presentation documents, choose Tools - Options - LibreOffice Impress - Print.
Press Shift+F1 or chooseand point to any control element in the Print dialog to see an extended help text.
The preview shows how each sheet of paper will look. You can browse through all sheets of paper with the buttons below the preview.
On the General tab page, you find the most important control elements for printing. You can define which contents of your document are to be printed. You can select the printer and open the printer settings dialog.
Specifies where footnotes and endnotes are displayed as well as their numbering formats.
Specifies whether the form control fields of the text document are printed.
If switched on, automatically inserted blank pages are being exported to pdf file. This is best if you are printing the pdf file double-sided. Example: In a book a chapter paragraph style is set to always start with an odd numbered page. The previous chapter ends on an odd page. LibreOffice inserts an even numbered blank page. This option controls whether to export that even numbered page or not.
Specifies whether you want the name of the document to be included in the printout.
Specifies whether to include the contents of the Commands window at the bottom of the printout.
For printers with multiple trays, the Paper tray from printer settings option specifies whether the paper tray used is specified by the system settings of the printer.
To export a range of pages, use the format 3-6. To export single pages, use the format 7;9;11. If you want, you can export a combination of page ranges and single pages, by using a format like 3-6;8;10;12.
Specifies that you do not want to further scale pages when printing.
Specifies whether to scale down objects that are beyond the margins of the current printer, so that they fit on the paper in the printer.
Specifies that pages are to be printed in tiled format. If the pages or slides are smaller than the paper, several pages or slides will be printed on one page of paper.
LibreOffice Writer / Calc / Impress / Draw / Math
The tab page with the same name as the current application can be used to define the contents, color, size, and pages to be printed. You define settings that are specific to the current document type.
The Page Layout tab page can be used to save some sheets of paper by printing several pages onto each sheet of paper. You define the arrangement and size of output pages on the physical paper.
Change the arrangement of pages to be printed on every sheet of paper. The preview shows how every final sheet of paper will look.
For some document types, you can choose to print a brochure.
On the Options tab page you can set some additional options for the current print job. Here you can specify to print to a file instead of printing on a printer.
You can also use the spadmin printer setup program to specify additional printer options.