Issue 106235 - Improve multiple page printing for large documents
Summary: Improve multiple page printing for large documents
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Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.0
Hardware: Unknown All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2009-10-24 05:59 UTC by dandare2050
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:43 UTC (History)
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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