Issue 29232 - New Component Request - Desktop Publisher
Summary: New Component Request - Desktop Publisher
Alias: None
Product: gsl
Classification: Code
Component: www (show other issues)
Version: current
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 7 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO PleaseHelp
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 63355 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2004-05-15 22:47 UTC by bakeri666
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:34 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description bakeri666 2004-05-15 22:47:27 UTC
There does not appear to be a component relevent for a new feature request for 
the suite as a whole, and this is the closest in my mind of business i could 
find. sorry if this is incorrect. 
I can not find a Desktop Publishing Package for Linux, and am a great fan of 
OOo. and therefore feel it may be of benefit to OOo, and the linux comunity, 
if the OOo suite had a Desktop Publishing component. 
I hope this could be conciered in the not too distant future 
Comment 1 ooomod 2004-05-17 08:56:42 UTC

thanks for submitting. Actually there is a RFE process. 
However, since you're assigning this RFE to Bizdev, I was wondering that maybe
you (or your company) would like to develop such a component and call for
anybody interested for participation?

Comment 2 bakeri666 2004-05-17 09:55:51 UTC
thankyou for your suggestion, and i would love to be able to develop such a 
component, however my programing skills rate alongside my dogs, so 
unfortunately i wouldn't know where to begin... 
my appologies 
Comment 3 ooomod 2004-05-17 15:36:42 UTC
reassigning issue to (what I believe would be) the owner of the qualified component to 
handle it. 
Comment 4 aziem 2006-11-02 05:33:38 UTC
*** Issue 63355 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 philipp.lohmann 2006-11-02 11:36:49 UTC
assign this to requirements
Comment 6 jmichae3 2008-08-13 08:05:10 UTC  is a publishing tool for linux and other operating
systems like Mac and Windows but it requires Ghostscript.  (preference: GPL
Ghostscript) at

it uses a text-file format, so that makes things easy to fix if something goes

however, OOo needs a publisher that is compatible with Microsoft Publisher (at
least Microsoft Publisher 2003). 
could this please be implemented?

One of the things that changes between versions of publisher is the printing
features. the print setup and print dialog gets more and more complicated as
time goes on.

Another key needed feature is the ability to save to backrev versions of
publisher (and warn about any features in the document [such as printability]
that are incompatible with the old version, and do you want to save anyway?)

Publisher 2000 page setup could not put multiple items on 1 sheet, and therefore
it does not have vertical gap and horizontal gap settings either. This can
affect the layout of the document if you are backreving from 2003 or 2007. You
could in 2003. I don't know what 2007 is like, but I am sure they really changed
the file format in 2007 the way everybody has been talking. in 2003, you put in
your document size (H & V). and paper type and landscape/portrait. there is a
button that lets you change the copies per sheet. from there, vertical and
horizontal gap, side and top margins, and a radio button that selects between
multiple or 1 document per sheet.  MS publisher figures out how many copies per
sheet there are going to be (such as 2x5 business cards for example).  

Blank Document types: Full Page, Web Page, Postcard, Business Card, Book Fold,
Side Fold Card, Top Fold Card, Tent Card, Poster (made up of multiple sheets),
Banner (made up of multiple sheets), Index Card.

Publication Types in Page Setup: Full Page, Banner, Booklet, Business Card,
Custom, Envelope, Folded Card, Index Card, Label, Postcard, Poster.

If you want to see what 2000 is like, a training cd is cheap on ebay. cheaper
than buying the program itself.

I know of an office that is still using Office 2000 and Publisher 2000. backrev
is important.  please make this a part of it too.
Comment 7 jmichae3 2008-08-13 08:45:14 UTC
forgot to add:
is the download area for UNIX variant of GNU ghostscript and GV (ghostview for X). is the site for GNU ghostscript source.

I think there are 3 ghostscripts so far: GNU, GPL, and Artifex.  Artifex has