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Whenever I hit my Print to file:

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Default paper size seems to be US Letter:

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Is there a way to set different default (A4 for instance) here?


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I am not sure but try this and reboot your computer:

paperconfig -p a4

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Thanks. Tried that and got console output of set parameter. Unfortunately - it didn't change the default. – radek Nov 14 '12 at 19:31
If you want to set it A4,Add the following lines into /etc/environment file: LANG="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_PAPER="en_GB.UTF-8" Try sudo paperconfig -p a4 restart your computer and let us know the result. – Hckr Nov 14 '12 at 19:52
I've changed it in /etc/default/locale (does it make a difference?) and it solved the problem. Thanks. – radek Nov 14 '12 at 20:03
I am not expert on localization in Ubuntu :) But i think no difference.However, also you can reach your achieve with this command sudo dpkg-reconfigure libpaper1 – Hckr Nov 14 '12 at 20:05
@radek Be careful! Appending LC_PAPER="en_GB.UTF-8 to /etc/default/locale caused that my Ubuntu 12.04. would no longer boot! Please be precise about the settings you suggest, if I have mistaken your comment. – JJD May 19 '13 at 13:57

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