printing from libreoffice

Asked by Joe Beall

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 (64 bit) and have a Canon MP620 printer. I'm unable to print any "Word" style documents from Libreoffice but I'm able to print PDF docs OK. This was not a problem in 10.10 (64bit) which had OpenOffice. I've tried to uninstall Libreoffice and install OpenOffice and the installation process looks like it works OK but when I try to open any "Word" type documents Libreoffice is still there and OpenOffice is nowhere to be found. Also, the Applications Folder still shows Libreoffice as my default office application.

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ahambidge (ahambidge) said :
#1

Hello,

You need to remove LibreOffice from a terminal and reinstall OpenOffice afterwards.

Use the following command in a terminal: sudo rm libreoffice.

Regards,

Allan :)

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#2

What is the rm command for? Where is it to be ran?

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Joe Beall (joe-beall) said :
#3

Hi Allan,
I tried running that command but got an error message "cannot remove
file or directory, no such file"
??
Joe

On Sun, 2011-06-05 at 08:05 +0000, ahambidge wrote:
> Your question #160315 on libreoffice in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+question/160315
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> ahambidge proposed the following answer:
> Hello,
>
> You need to remove LibreOffice from a terminal and reinstall OpenOffice
> afterwards.
>
> Use the following command in a terminal: sudo rm libreoffice.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
>
> Allan :)
>

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Best Tony Pursell (ajpursell) said :
#4

Hi Joe

Don't worry about that. There should be no reason why you cannot print from LibreOffice, so let me try and find out what your problem is.

First of all, tell me what happens when you try File > Print. Do you see your printer listed on the General tab? If it is, highlight it and click Properties. Does what is shown there look OK? Cancel the Properties dialogue and click Print.

What happens now? Do you get any error message? Does Ubuntu give you a notification to say it is printing?

Does Ubuntu show a print icon on the panel at the top. If it does, click it. Is you print still queued? (If it does not show a print icon, then run the Printing dialogue, highlight your printer and do Ctrl-F to show the print queue.)

Answers to these questions will help to see where the print is failing.

Tony

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Joe Beall (joe-beall) said :
#5

Hi Tony,
I removed LibreOffice and reinstalled it and now, mysteriously, everything works fine!! I thought this was a Windows thing!! I have no idea what the problem was but I'm glad everything seems to be working.
Thanks for your advice, though.

Joe

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nojhan (nojhan-gmail) said :
#6

Instead of re-installing everything, this bug could be solved by reconfiguring the packages:

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure libreoffice libreoffice-common