Issue 16188 - Support for single sheet documents
Summary: Support for single sheet documents
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 3910
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 Beta2
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P2 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: h.ilter
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-06-28 15:24 UTC by gwagenknecht
Modified: 2003-09-08 16:56 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description gwagenknecht 2003-06-28 15:24:08 UTC
Currently OpenOffice does not support single sheet documents very well. Thesis 
or research papers are commonly written have only one side of the sheet printed 
and the other blank. The left-right concept in OpenOffice is only focused on 
writing books.


I fromated my document to only have "right pages". While typing this seems to 
be no problem but on page preview there is an empty page inserted between every 

Another problem:

The first page is formated as "First Page" and the following page as "default". 
Again, between these two pages is no empty page visible during editing but in 
page preview there is an empty page between these pages.

The empty pages are also visible on printing or in pdf output. Thus, pdf is 
unusable and printing waste a lot of paper.

This behavior is in OpenOffice 1.1 Beta2 and
Comment 1 rblackeagle 2003-06-28 22:40:49 UTC
Well, I wouldn't describe it as "unconfirmed" as it is the normal
behavior of OOo.  It might be easier to simply print with "right and
left" page style and print every page.  That way each page is numbered
properly.  "Right page only" creates a numbering that skips every
other page ("right" refers to "odd" pages and "left" to "even" pages),
so you're getting what you asked for.

If you make certain you are not using duplex printing, you will get
what you want without those problems.  It supports single sided
documents quite well.  It sounds like a bit of "overthinking" about
what is wanted.  Simply change the format of the following pages to
"right and left" or "mirrored" and you will have what you want
(mirrored will require the same margins on the right and left).

But there *is* a problem with OOo.  Most thesis and disertation
printing requires that the left-hand side of all pages (which must be
single-sided) have extra space for binding.  This is what may be
creating the problem and, if there is not a simple way to do this, it
should be entered as an enhancement request.
Comment 2 lohmaier 2003-06-28 22:55:02 UTC
war also doch ein Issue...

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 3910 ***
Comment 3 lohmaier 2003-06-28 22:56:28 UTC
closing duplicate. You may vote and/or add comments to issue 3910