Issue 16181 - Page Style graphics cannot exceed frame
Summary: Page Style graphics cannot exceed frame
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 Beta2
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial with 3 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
: 61738 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2003-06-28 10:39 UTC by jvromans
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:41 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description jvromans 2003-06-28 10:40:42 UTC
Page Style dialogue, item Background: the colour or graphic applies
to the default page frame only. This means you cannot place graphics that
extend this frame (e.g., cover the whole page).
Comment 1 tamblyne 2003-10-31 19:21:26 UTC
I can confirm the behavior (RH9/1.1.0), but is it a defect or an RFE?  
Comment 2 jvromans 2003-10-31 21:53:28 UTC
Feel free to call it a feature, although I think that a background
colour or graphic is not uncommon.
Comment 3 h.ilter 2003-11-03 11:00:40 UTC
It is possible, but not intuitive to use. I set it as Enhancement.
- Open the Page format dialog
- Set the Page Margins to Zero.
- Click on TabPage Background and ignore the Print range warning
(Choose Yes).
- Choose your Backround
- Click on TabPage Border
- Set all four borders
- Adjust the indent to content (Think about your Print range)
- Close the dialog with OK.
Comment 4 jvromans 2003-11-03 13:21:22 UTC
Almost. In step 'Set all four borders', you need to specify a real
border first (I choose the same color as the background) otherwise the
border offsets get reset to zero.

Thanks for your attention.
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2006-02-07 15:29:27 UTC
*** Issue 61738 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 o_z 2007-03-23 22:39:23 UTC
This issue still exists in OOo 2.1, and not only in the word processos, but also
in spreadsheets.
The above workaround is not only very cumbersome, but also limited - for
example, if I follow that workaround, and using a A4 page size, I can't increase
the borders spacing (Page Style -> Borders Tab -> Spcing to contents) above
1.97". Now this might be a bug that needs it's own issue, but that is besides
the point. The point is we need a simple way to tell OOo to use the background
image to cover the _entire page_, and IHO, that should also be the default behavior.

Fixing this issue is especially important when exporting to PDF, as PDFs don't
have the physical limitations that printers have (that required the page margins
in the first place). Forcing a margin on a PDF impairs one's ability to produce
professional, well designed documents with a image as a background.
Comment 7 michael.ruess 2007-10-08 12:11:09 UTC
*** Issue 82318 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 charlax 2007-10-08 13:00:12 UTC
Why not making the format->page dialog only relative to the page (i.e. the size of the page, its 
background, its border for the whole page, the presence or not of a header/footer, the global printer 
margins...) ?

And then make the text zone the main frame, the header also a frame, the footer also a frame... For each 
frame, it will be possible to set the border, the background... These frames would be editable as frame 

I think it would be the most logic thing! Because for the moment we have in the same dialog options only 
related to the page (its size) and some other only related to the main text area (i.e. its margin, columns, 
background and border). Yet a page is a page, and a frame is frame!
Comment 9 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:01:53 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 10 Unknown 2010-10-23 07:06:06 UTC
Created attachment 72378