Open Office Spreadsheet Printing Problems

Dell / Dimension 2350
August 15, 2010 at 09:39:52
Specs: Windows XP, 4 CPU/1 GB
I downloaded Open Office software, mostly to use it's spreadsheet.

Now, I'm trying to print a spreadsheet, and it's not printing properly.

I have a total of 6 columns, but only 2 are printing on one page, and two column headings on another page.

I've looked at the Help section, and read various links on the Internet about doing it. I tried following the instructions, but when I choose Print Preview, nothing changes. For the life of me, I can't figure it out.

Can someone please post simple instructions?

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August 16, 2010 at 05:21:30

You say I tried following the instructions, but when I choose Print Preview, nothing changes
... you haven't included the instructions you tried to follow.
Print Preview isn't included in OOo it's in MS Office.
OOo has Page Preview - did you use this and then use 'Format Page' - if so what did you change and what values did you use.

I wasn't clear from your post as to whether Page Preview also showed only two columns per page or whether it showed all 6 columns on one page.

On a normal view (not Page Preview), from the menu bar Format - Page...
are the page size settings correct for you paper size (typically A4 21.0cm x 29.7cm or Letter 21.59cm x 27.94cm / 8.5 x 11.0 inches)

What column widths have you set for the 6 columns you are using. Does the total width for the 6 columns exceed the paper width.


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August 19, 2010 at 10:37:47
Sorry for not responding sooner. I haven't had the time to deal with this. When I do, I'll respond in detail. Thank you.

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