Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Option to disable "use printer metrics to lay out document"|
|Component:||code||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description eamon 2002-11-01 20:58:28 UTC
Changes in formating accross print drivers If you create openoffice document with one print driver and then switch to another the formating can change esp. flow accross pages and tabs. This is especially evident with A4 document containing tables (I will email if requested). Happens when switching between distiller/pdfwriter 4/fax(inbuilt into w2000) and most other drivers i.e. generic postcript, hp drivers etc. Also noticed this bug in staroffice 6.0 (with patch). I seem to remember older versions of word doing this.
Comment 1 caolanm 2002-11-04 09:28:15 UTC
OOo is a WYSIWYG editor, if you change the printer driver then you have changed the printer, and if the new printer will lay out text differently than the older printer, then OOo will show you what it will look like printed on that new printer. So its meant to happen, and not a bug. It is true that new versions of word have by default a compatability flag unset to not "use printer metrics to layout document", which seems to imply that if you print from a new ver of word that you might not get what you see on screen. And this is one of the issues that I'm suspicious about in relation to different layout of word and writer. So what we would be looking at here is a similiar option to disable using the current printer driver and instead use some sort of "ideal" printer driver. And obviously it would be perfect to be able to duplicate word's ideal printer. I've made this into an enhancement suggestion along those lines.
Comment 2 bettina.haberer 2003-03-17 14:56:53 UTC
Thank you for this issue. I had to change the prio accordingly , as prio 1 only makes sense in cases as e.g. crashes, freezes, data loss or makes it impossible to create documents.
Comment 3 eric.savary 2003-04-16 15:32:40 UTC
Set to "NEW"
Comment 4 caolanm 2003-04-16 15:43:12 UTC
cmc->bh/qa: This has actaully been implemented for 1.1Beta2. So this one is done and possible to close.
Comment 5 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:39:32 UTC
OpenOffice.org Issue Tracker - Feedback Request. The Issue you raised has the status 'New' pending further action, but has not been updated within the last 4 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed. Either use the recent stable version: http://download.openoffice.org/index.html or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing): http://download.openoffice.org/3.0beta/ Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have advanced further by checking the Issue Tracker: http://www.openoffice.org/issues/query.cgi Many thanks, Andrew Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of: ~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~ http://marketing.openoffice.org/3.0/announcementbeta.html
Comment 6 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:49:37 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on my owner to the owner "requirements".