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Can't change page setup settings

Mar 4, 2014, 23:45
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Can't change page setup settings
When I open the "Page Setup" dialog (File>Page Setup), it displays paper size "A4" and orientation "Portrait" as the default settings. When I try to change these to 8.5"x11" and Landscape then click OK, the dialog box closes and the settings revert to the default values.

Help please!
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Mar 5, 2014, 00:05
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RE: Can't change page setup settings
(Mar 4, 2014 23:45)defunk Wrote:  When I open the "Page Setup" dialog (File>Page Setup), it displays paper size "A4" and orientation "Portrait" as the default settings. When I try to change these to 8.5"x11" and Landscape then click OK, the dialog box closes and the settings revert to the default values.

Help please!
My understanding is that the Page Setup dialog displays the available paper sizes that the OS default printer can work with.
I can select a size/orientation other than the default and it retains those values if I re-open the Page Setup dialog.
However if I change the default printer, re-opening the Page Setup dialog now displays the default paper size/orientation of the new printer and I have to re-select the size from the available sizes once again.
Not sure if that helps with your understanding/issue...
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Mar 5, 2014, 10:10
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RE: Can't change page setup settings
That is very strange, which Gimp version and OS are you using? Is it another OSX thing?

The default canvas size for a new install is usually 640x480 pix rather than A4.

Have you tried re assigning the default size to US letter & landscape. Edit -> Preferences -> Default Image.
The dialogue is much the same as New Image and if that does not work ... ?

screenshot http://i.imgur.com/dl29QLB.jpg

Remember that Gimp works in pixels so the concept of 11" x 8.5" really only exists when you come to print the image.

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Aug 21, 2017, 10:10
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RE: Can't change page setup settings
Even though this thread is very old, the problem describes exactly my problem, and I'm using the most recent stable version of GIMP on a Windows 10 system.

My printer has two paper trays, one with plain White paper (A4) and one with glossy photo paper (10x15 cm). Natually, when I have worked wit ha photo in GIMP, I want to print on the photo paper, but whatever setting I try to set in GIMP, it insists on printing on the A4 paper. Every time I re-open any setting panel that is associated with printing, it seems to have forgoten my choice and has reverted to Tray 1 A4. I even tried to go to the Windows System Printer settings, and change the default printer settings to Tray 2 photo paper, but then I get the message that the paper I have in the printer (10x15) does not match the paper size I sent to the printer (A4) and the print job is cancelled. Hence, GIMP insists on printing on A4 paper size.
Only workaround I have is to save my edited image to a format that Windows recogsizes, like jpeg och gif and then print the image from Windowes Explorer, which may cause lost quality.
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Aug 22, 2017, 05:15
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RE: Can't change page setup settings
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This forum has been DEAD for a long time. Nobody left here to answer questions.

Folk who were here have moved to
https://www.gimp-forum.net
Please ask on there
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