Issue 17203

Summary: Ease the way to format each page individually (apply style to current page)
Product: Writer Reporter: lars <lars_o_hansen>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P4 CC: cno, discoleo, issues, kpalagin, Mathias_Bauer, pagalmes.lists, rainerbielefeld_ooo_qa, rb.henschel
Version: OOo 1.1 RC3Keywords: oooqa
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Hardware: All   
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Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Description lars 2003-07-21 21:18:06 UTC
offer possibility to format each page individually please
Comment 1 lars 2003-07-21 21:20:54 UTC
*** Issue 17204 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-09-03 17:01:05 UTC
Hi Lars,

which "style elements" do you think about? For example
- Page size
- Feadline / Footline on - off
-
-
-

Please add more detail concerning your wishes, that will rise the
chance that they will be included to OOo (specially by people who
think in the same way and will VOTE)!

Rainer
Comment 3 lars 2003-09-03 22:01:58 UTC
all page properties, so I like to be able to set any property on any 
tab of the Page properties dialogue for any page individually; for 
example:

format, margins, orientation, background, header, footer, ...

So I can have 1st page be A4 portrait, 2nd page A5 landscape with a 
custom background image, 3rd page A4 landscape with no backgroud 
image but a header and footer, ....
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-09-04 07:14:29 UTC
Hi Lars,

thank you for your proposal.

I will change status to NEW because I think that this really would be
a big improvement.

It could be made so that for all formatting selection normally a
checkbox "use document page formatting" is activated. After
deactivatingof this checkpx each page can get it's own settings.

Actually main efforts are concentrated in bugfixing for version 1.1
final, so that it can take some time until there will be feedback from
developers.

Rainer
Comment 5 stefan.baltzer 2003-09-08 16:49:22 UTC
SBA: It is possible to have a different page style for every page. To
apply it, a "page break WITH page style" must be applied to the last
paragraph of the current or the first paragraph of the new page (i.e.
by applying "page break WITH page style" to the chapter header makes
it very easy to make all chapters start on a right page of a book) 
One may define a follow-up page style to a page style on the
"organizer" tab page of the page styles (i.e. to get right page-left
page following each other until another page break "with style" gets
defined).

I admit that the concept of page styles leaves room for Ease-Of-Use
because many users run into this problem in the first place. I
adjusted the Summary to match the findings.

SBA: Reassigned to Bettina from the User Experience team for
consideration.
Comment 6 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-09-08 19:30:01 UTC
"Man wird so alt als wie 'ne Kuh und lernt doch immer noch dazu."

Hi Stefan,

you are right, that is a powerful tool to meet many of reporter's
requirements. But I must admit that during my tests I often  failed to
get _exactly_ that what I wanted - surely often only lack of
experiance ;-)

Might be it will be a good way to improve the existing functions where
necessary, and also the documentation to ease the use of that fine tool.

Reporter, for this a complete wish list (with test results) could be
helpful.

Rainer
Comment 7 michael.ruess 2005-12-06 10:29:16 UTC
*** Issue 58832 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 michael.ruess 2007-04-02 09:28:07 UTC
*** Issue 76003 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 kpalagin 2007-04-08 18:57:06 UTC
Changed summary to improve discoverability.
Comment 10 michael.ruess 2007-04-17 15:28:34 UTC
*** Issue 76443 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 11 Regina Henschel 2007-07-19 12:43:17 UTC
*** Issue 79780 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 12 Regina Henschel 2007-09-22 14:28:49 UTC
*** Issue 46155 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 13 Regina Henschel 2007-09-22 14:33:28 UTC
*** Issue 55102 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 14 Regina Henschel 2007-09-22 14:38:23 UTC
add me to cc
Comment 15 eric.savary 2007-09-25 10:52:55 UTC
*** Issue 81828 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 16 michael.ruess 2007-10-29 10:16:28 UTC
*** Issue 83054 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 17 Mathias_Bauer 2008-01-31 16:47:45 UTC
taking over
Comment 18 michael.ruess 2008-03-19 07:30:45 UTC
*** Issue 87221 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 19 michael.ruess 2008-05-13 12:54:24 UTC
*** Issue 89327 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 20 michael.ruess 2008-08-23 13:14:37 UTC
*** Issue 93026 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 21 discoleo 2008-08-29 09:08:44 UTC
Inserting a page-break to change the page-style is one option but it is very
limiting. I proposed a better solution to solve the page-numbering issue, and
the same solution can be applied for any other page-style:

A.) the page-style shall inherit style properties from the text/objects
displayed on the specific page

B.) Resolving conflicting styles:
 - declared page styles have precedence
   [this is just to avoid any confusion ;) ]
 - one options is: first come, first served
   (apply first-encountered style, aka style of first object)
 - another option: highlight conflicting styles and ask user to specify which
   one has precedence

The usefulness of this approach is its great flexibility:
Lets say the user want to draw a very wide table on a landscape page. BUT some
text flows over from the previous page.

We therefore do NOT want to insert a page-break, but let the text freely flow.
We would assign a landscape-style to the table-object, which will be inherited
by the page proper on which this table is displayed.

Similarly, assigning a page-break to a specific text/object/and/or style should
be possible and would make advanced layouts more structured: e.g. every 'Heading
1' will force a new page start with a particular page style (going beyond the
already discussed page-numbering styles).
Comment 22 eric.savary 2009-08-05 01:24:41 UTC
*** Issue 104007 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 23 Unknown 2010-10-22 19:22:44 UTC
Created attachment 72180
Comment 24 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:29:57 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "issues@openoffice.apache.org".