Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Custom pages not correctly recognised even though the page size is set in Printer > Properties|
|Component:||code||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description aparan 2005-02-07 10:39:12 UTC
It seems that OO.o sticks to a restricted set of paper sizes [US/MEtric]. I am having a MS WOrd document in which I have been doing various work docs with varying paper sizes [A4, 8.5 X 13, Executive, Custom pages, etc.] As far as those paper sizes which my default printer knows [A4, 8.5X13 and Executive] they used to show up as the named sizes in File > Page Setup of MS Word. Now when I opened the document in Writer, the page styles were imported as Convert 1, 2, 3, etc. But when I checked the page size, the width and height were shown correctly in inches, but the paper name, as known by my printer, was not shown. I suppose that OO.o should show Named paper sizes for documents if they are recognised by the specific printer or else 'Custom size' could be shown.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-02-07 14:37:26 UTC
Generaly this works good, so please attach a document, which shows the problem.
Comment 2 aparan 2005-02-07 15:05:39 UTC
I am attaching the sample file. Open it and go to page style Convert 1 > Modify > Format - is blank [though my printer recognises it as 8.5X13], similarly for Convert 2 it is Executive. In MS WOrd it takes the paper sizes according to the printer i.e those available under the Paper tab of Printer > Properties. If I change the Printer from Print menu and close, it asks for repagination [sometimes]. Then if the specified paper is not available for the other printer, the Paper size will be set to Custom size [In all cases the length and width of page is read exactly as it is]. The issue is about the name of the paper size which is not shown. I think OO.o should paginate the document according to the printer, perhaps.
Comment 4 aparan 2005-02-09 06:09:31 UTC
It seems OO.o works as designed. But 'other' softwares have this option already. Therefore, changing issue to enhancement for further consideration.
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2005-02-09 12:00:17 UTC
MRU->FL: I have talked to PB. It should be possible to enhance the list of paper formats with a passable effort. Please set up the spec for this (about the formats which have to be taken in mind).
Comment 6 frank.loehmann 2005-04-11 13:36:47 UTC
Comment 7 frank.loehmann 2005-11-10 14:43:54 UTC
FL: Changed target to OOo 3.0 because PP2 has other priorities.
Comment 8 frank.loehmann 2006-07-13 16:43:23 UTC
set target to OOo 2.x
Comment 9 frank.loehmann 2007-09-07 10:32:21 UTC
Set target to OOo later.