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The ones for Writer are particularly useful:

http://www.tutorialsforopenoffice.org/

Stumbled on this while trying to solve the annoying A4 default page size problem. Why can't they just follow locale info?

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Why can't they just follow locale info?

It does, all you have to do is set it up.

System Settings > Locale > Other (Tab)
Paper format: change to US
Measure system: change to imperial.


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Danum wrote:
System Settings > Locale > Other (Tab)
Paper format: change to US
Measure system: change to imperial.
Already have that set...

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Most of the problem is down to the initial setup, if the setting is changed in locale before a printer is installed, the printer and every thing related to it will default to what is installed there, be it A4 or US
System Settings > Printer configuration > Locale Printer > Options (tab) media size


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Good to know--that was set to A4.

Of course, I don't have that printer config icon in my System Settings, as you may remember from a previous exchange. So I went to cups, and that was the first time I have seen the new version--looks very nice!

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One thing I would advise, is to install localepurge from the repos, as there are multiple locales installed, 99% of which you will never use, so get rid of them.
this is an upgrade I have just done, notice what is removed, this also works when using synaptic


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I'll give that a try.

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Make sure you keep any locales you may want as well as once localepurge does its job it is very hard to get back the purged locales for the apps installed.

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I've always use dpkg-reconfigure locales to get locales needed and remove those that were not.

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