Issue 15498

Summary: Change default for page style order: Left Page should follow Right Page
Product: Writer Reporter: settantta
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: andreas.martens, caolanm, issues, mmeeks, mnagashree
Version: OOo 1.1 Beta2   
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Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Description settantta 2003-06-11 10:25:10 UTC
The current defaults in the page styles need adjusting. Currently, "First Page"
is set to be followed by "Default", "Left Page" by "Left Page", and "Right Page"
by "Right Page".

In use, "Right Page" should be followed by "Left Page", and vice versa. I
suggest that these should be the defaults on installation.

Can this be changed ASAP? (Before 1.1 Final would be nice...)
Comment 1 h.ilter 2003-06-11 12:25:13 UTC
Reasigend to BH
Comment 2 settantta 2003-08-06 09:56:34 UTC
*** Issue 17895 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 3 stefan.baltzer 2005-10-31 10:49:04 UTC
SBA: Adjusting Summary to reflect the findings.
Workaround: One has to connect the left and right page styles in the desired way
and then save that document as default template.

Note: The "risk" is that by applying one page style (i.e. "left page"), the
other one will be applied automatically to the document. There is some users who
like to read a page or two before ANYTHING happens autiomatically. Yet others
expect things THEY prefer and expect to happen silently in the background
without a single dialog ever...
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2005-11-11 06:43:26 UTC
*** Issue 57718 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 con.hennessy 2005-11-12 09:01:10 UTC
I think that the default should be left followed by right followed by left as 
this is the most logical way pages are layed out and it is what most novice 
users would expect. 
Comment 6 caolanm 2006-05-22 17:31:22 UTC
cmc->ama: is there a reason for the current page style system of left following
left, instead of the suggestion here ?
Comment 7 kendy 2008-01-31 12:48:30 UTC
Please, can anyone answer Caolan's question?  ama?  bh?
Comment 8 andreas.martens 2008-01-31 13:37:31 UTC
I do not think that there is a deeper reason not to change the page styles.
In my personal opinion the proposed change is sensible.
Of course this has to be done in a way that does not change old documents, but
this should be doable.
If somebody volunteers to change this behavior he will be welcome.

Comment 9 bettina.haberer 2008-01-31 14:02:20 UTC
To mark this issue as one, everyone can take to work on, I put it on the owner
requirements.