Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Improve multiple page printing for large documents|
|Component:||formatting||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||UNCONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description dandare2050 2009-10-24 05:59:37 UTC
Although I can add pages to a drawing they are each logically separate. If I want to do a 1 meter * 1 meter drawing and print it out as a series of A4 pages that I can tape together there seems to be no way to do this. In every other drawing application I use the size of the drawing is logically separate from the page set up. The drawing is simply divided into printable tiles the size of the print area for each page. Have I missed how to do this or can I request that this be implemented in a future version of Draw?
Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2009-10-24 12:36:32 UTC
The logical size of the document is set in the page property, so if you want "1m x 1m" simple set it there. The document itself does not know where it will be printed on, you might have a plotter or an A3 printer. So adapting the document to the printer is done while printing. If you will print and OOo notices that the document will not fit to the sheet of paper, it will ask you what to do. And one of the options then is "print to multiple pages". In OOo3.3 the printing dialog will be changes so that the option is better visible.
Comment 2 Regina Henschel 2009-10-24 12:37:14 UTC
closing, feature is already implemented.
Comment 3 dandare2050 2009-10-25 02:27:27 UTC
I have been able to create these drawings at a large page size. Thank you for the information. This is to give some input for the redesign. I have changed the type to Enhancement. Obviously as it is currently it appears to be printer settings, which is misleading. The page size menu (with things like A4 in it) and the associated margins are handy for getting the printable area inside a page type. These should be a way of picking a size as a named function such as "Size to Page Content". The margins should not show up as actual margins to the image though, that is just confusing, when a page is printed it will have print margins depending on page size and printer. The whole function should be in an item with a name such as "Image..." rather than "Page...". Also, exporting to PDF might want to have an option as exporting as multiple pages. That is not so important though.
Comment 4 wolframgarten 2009-10-26 10:30:40 UTC