Issue 103163

Summary: Hide Top/Bottom Margins in Print Layout View
Product: Writer Reporter: mithedhel <kirklish>
Component: viewingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 3.1   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Description mithedhel 2009-06-27 20:01:02 UTC
Using Writer, I would like to be able to hide the Top and Bottom Margins
(headers and footers) in the Print Layout View and have the main body text flow
continuously from page to page with perhaps a dark or dotted line to indicate
page breaks.  This request is not to be confused with the "Normal View" of
Microsoft Office that I have found frequently requested in these queries. 
Personally, I can live without "Normal View", but being able to hide the top and
bottom margins while still in Print Layout View (which is still formatted to
look like a real page) in Writer would be a much needed and seemingly simple
enhancement for the following reason.  The breaks between pages take up over two
inches of screen space.  Using a laptop (which many writers do), this is a
rather irritating when trying to keep the thought process flowing between pages.

Again, I have searched the database and have not found this particular issue to
be reported for the Print Layout View, but if it has, I am sorry to duplicate. 
Again, this is not a request for a "Text" or "Normal View" where the pages run
continuously but without looking like a real page.  It is a request to be able
to hide the Top/Bottom margins in Print Layout View.  Adding this feature alone
will finally enable me to switch from Office XP.  :)
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2009-06-28 15:15:14 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 2 cxw 2010-02-16 17:44:06 UTC
I suggest this include eliminating the left margin as well, so the left edge of
the text is never farther to the right than the left edge of the window (a la
Word Normal mode horizontal scrolling).  Zooming in will, of course, push the
left edge of the text off the left edge of the window.
Comment 3 mithedhel 2010-02-16 19:20:42 UTC
Wow, I would have thought this issue would have received more attention, but
here we are at version what, 3.1x and users of Writer still cannot hide the
top/bottom margins in Print Layout view.  

As for the hiding the left margin?  I would support this only if the option is
separate from hiding the top/bottom margin.  My personal preference is to have
the page (and text) centered on my screen, not pushed to the left.  I only want
to hide the top and bottom margins so I don't have to keep scrolling up and down
between pages to see what I have written previously.  Again, on a laptop screen,
the space equals about three inches; exceedingly annoying.

I know this HAS to bother other potential users of Writer as well.  Please,
PLEASE, add this feature.  It is already years overdue.