[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 94091] Removing File > Printer Settings

Jean-Francois Nifenecker jean-francois.nifenecker at laposte.net
Mon Sep 14 14:49:55 PDT 2015

Le 14/09/2015 23:23, bugzilla-daemon at bugs.documentfoundation.org a écrit :
> https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=94091
> --- Comment #4 from Yousuf (Jay) Philips <philipz85 at hotmail.com> ---
> (In reply to pierre-yves samyn from comment #2)
>> This menu item allows you to set options (choice of printer for example)
>> *without printing* the document.
> So you want to set the printer you want to print to, but dont actually want to
> print the document. Can you elaborate on this?

This is useful when you're preparing a template for use with a dedicated 
printer/tray (I'm just doing this at the moment!). The template designer 
won't actually print the document.

> (In reply to Cor Nouws from comment #3)
>> The File > Printer settings makes sense to be able to set the default
>> printer (and tray) for a document. Esp. if there are files that random
>> people in an organisation print by just hitting the print icon.

In the situation I describe, having a Print button (pre 4.4) is a 
blessing: the document has to be printed with the predefined settings, 
hence going to the File > Print dialog is one step too many (and is 
prone to errors).

>> The discussion mentions two options w.r.t. the plan to (re)move that menu:
>> 1. make it possible to do the same settings in dialog Page style.
> As a document can have multiple page styles, i dont think that it would be good
> to put printing options in to that dialog.

One may want to feed some pages from some tray (eg color paper) and 
others from another one (my actual situation for the template stated 
above). Well, anyway, the Paper tray option is already in the Page Style 

Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Bordeaux

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