Specifies print settings within a text or HTML document.

To access this command...

Choose - LibreOffice Writer/LibreOffice Writer/Web - Print.


The print settings defined on this tab page apply to subsequent new documents, until you change the settings again. If you want to change the settings for the current print job only, use the File - Print dialogue box.


Specifies which types of document content are to be printed.

Images and objects

Specifies whether the graphics of your text document are printed.

Form controls

Specifies whether the form control fields of the text document are printed.

Page background

Specifies whether to include colors and objects that are inserted to the background of the page (Format - Page Style - Background) in the printed document.

Print text in black

Specifies whether to always print text in black.

Hidden text

Enable this option to print text that is marked as hidden. The following hidden text is printed: text that is formatted as hidden by Format - Character - Font Effects - Hidden, and the text fields Hidden text and Hidden paragraphs.

Text placeholder

Enable this option to print text placeholders. Unmark this check box to leave the text placeholders blank in the printout.Text placeholders are fields.


Defines the print order for LibreOffice Writer documents with multiple pages.

Left pages (not for HTML documents)

Specifies whether to print all left (even numbered) pages of the document.

Right pages (not for HTML documents)

Specifies whether to print all right (odd numbered) pages of the document.


Select the Brochure option to print your document in brochure format. The brochure format is as follows in LibreOffice Writer:

If you print a document in portrait on a landscape page, two opposing sides in a brochure will be printed next to each other. If you have a printer with double-sided printing capability, you can create an entire brochure from your document without having to collate the pages later. If you have a printer that only has single-sided printing capability, you can achieve this effect by first printing the front pages with the "Front sides / right pages / odd pages" option marked, then re-inserting the entire paper stack in your printer and printing all the back pages with the "Back sides / left pages / even pages" option marked.

Right to left

Mark this check box to print the pages of the brochure in the correct order for a right-to-left script.


This control appears only if Complex text layout is set in - Languages and Locales - General.


Print automatically inserted blank pages

If this check box is marked, automatically-inserted blank pages will be printed. This is best if you are printing double-sided. For example, in a book, a "chapter" paragraph style has been set to always start with an odd numbered page. If the previous chapter ends on an odd page, LibreOffice inserts an even numbered blank page. This option controls whether to print that even numbered page or not.

Paper tray from printer settings

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.


If you have installed fax software on your computer and wish to fax directly from the text document, select the desired fax machine.


Specifies whether comments in your document are printed.

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