LibreOffice Writer prints text in black

I was updating my resume and ran into a weird issue where Writer would print everything in black, no matter the destination printer (physical or PDF).

A quick search pointed me to this Ask LibreOffice page where someone had run into this issue, but here’s the procedure to fix it:

Go to Menu/Tools/Options/Print, then make sure “Convert colors to grayscale” is not checked:

LibreOffice Writer dialog

Then go to Menu/Tools/Options/LibreOfficeWriter/Print, then make sure “Print text in black” is not checked:

LibreOffice Writer dialog

This started happening after I updated to LibreOffice 5.0.2, so I’m thinking this a regression in the defaults.

Author: nullrend

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