Issue 20386 - Support vertical centering of text in a page
Summary: Support vertical centering of text in a page
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.0
Hardware: All All
: P5 (lowest) Trivial with 43 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: ms_interoperability
: 8465 9786 21636 33809 39480 40288 92917 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-09-29 20:31 UTC by andreas.martens
Modified: 2017-03-12 01:37 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: FEATURE
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

first draft of specs for this issue (110.42 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2006-08-21 18:10 UTC, cno
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Description andreas.martens 2003-09-29 20:31:33 UTC

Page Layout

Product Requirement 
Option to align page content vertically.

Customer Need/Problem
A few documents make use of this feature and cannot imported correctly to Writer.

There was one request regarding this.

Eng Effort

Eng Owner
Andreas Martens

Product Concept
Add vertical alignment attribute to page description like it is already existing for table cells.

Functional Specification
Comment 1 andreas.martens 2003-09-29 20:32:58 UTC
Spec will follow
Comment 2 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2003-10-15 11:18:56 UTC
*** Issue 8465 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 3 lutz.hoeger 2003-10-23 07:42:39 UTC
added keyword Q-PCD
Comment 4 guido.pinkernell 2004-02-16 14:29:18 UTC
*** Issue 21636 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 guido.pinkernell 2004-02-16 14:30:15 UTC
*** Issue 9786 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 andreas.martens 2004-04-29 16:09:40 UTC
Shifted to OOo Later because of low priority.
Comment 7 lohmaier 2004-09-06 22:03:15 UTC
*** Issue 33809 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 michael.ruess 2004-12-23 10:10:53 UTC
*** Issue 39480 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 michael.ruess 2005-02-18 14:22:49 UTC
*** Issue 40288 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 fousage 2005-04-29 10:03:12 UTC
A related option, available in MSWord and lacking in OOo, is to justify page
content vertically. Should this option be included in this issue or should I
create a new issue ?


Comment 11 andreas.martens 2005-05-03 15:51:18 UTC
No, you don't need another issue. This issue should cover the alignment of page
content: top, bottom, centered or justified.
Comment 12 rosspjohnson 2006-03-11 23:36:00 UTC
Could someone attach the spec that was mentioned 'to follow' back in Sep 2003
please, or include a URL in this issue?

Comment 13 andreas.martens 2006-03-20 09:23:15 UTC
Sorry to say that. At the moment nobody is working on this issue. So doing the
specification would be a waste of time. If there is a volunteer for
implementation or specification I'll happy to support him.
Comment 14 cno 2006-05-01 15:04:20 UTC
*** added cornouws to cc ***
Comment 15 cno 2006-05-03 22:19:40 UTC
@ ama
I would like to contribute with specs. I'm sure there is some help from others
on the lists, when needed. Furthermore I've experience in programming (most
scripting), specifications and testing, so that might be sufficient.

It probably won't be in the month May that I have time for it, but if you can
help me (the newest template for specs?) that would be fine.
Comment 16 andreas.martens 2006-05-09 13:25:00 UTC
@ cor
Please have a look at our specification wiki:
There you'll find our newest template for specifications.

For the vertical page layout we have to define what should happen with
header/footer, footnotes and objects like graphics/drawing objects. And, of
course we have to take care of import issues from other text processors.
Comment 17 cno 2006-05-09 14:48:15 UTC
@ ama
Thanks. That's helpful and clear.
As written before, I'll pick it up in June.
Comment 18 cno 2006-08-21 18:07:52 UTC
I've written a first draft and had a (more global) discussion at dev@specs:

I'll attach it to this issue for later.
Comment 19 cno 2006-08-21 18:10:44 UTC
Created attachment 38685 [details]
first draft of specs for this issue
Comment 20 grsingleton 2006-08-21 18:24:54 UTC
This is important info to the doc project. Added myself to the cc list
Comment 21 michael.ruess 2008-08-20 08:05:42 UTC
*** Issue 92917 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 22 cno 2008-08-20 09:58:47 UTC
How can we ever expect someone to find this issue in IssueTRacker??
Therefore change summary from: "Q-PCD MSInteroperability-MIB-05"
to "Support vertical centering of text in a page"
Comment 23 cno 2008-08-20 10:01:19 UTC
changed keyword 
Comment 24 paul_gauci 2009-01-18 16:10:46 UTC
I personally use this capability quite a lot when I use MS Word. I would like to
know that I can make use of it when I use OO or Star.

Paul Gauci
Comment 25 dr_evil__23 2009-11-18 14:04:03 UTC
Need to center a page vertically and, more important for me, need to be able to
Justify the text vertically, like in ms office word.

Comment 26 2017-03-12 01:37:55 UTC
duh, i looked for this feature within the first 5 minutes of installing lo because i needed to format my cover page.  the suggestion to "eyeball it", "use table", or "use frame" is ridiculous.  the reason no one is complaining is because it would be easier to use microsoft instead of wasting time trying to convince a programmer why vertical centering is important.