Issue 41087 - Improve Reading View in OOo Writer
Summary: Improve Reading View in OOo Writer
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-01-21 12:43 UTC by mkol
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:35 UTC (History)
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Description mkol 2005-01-21 12:43:27 UTC
At present OOo 1.1.0 writer does offer Reading Layout view i.e. a user can 
read documents easily; cursor, non-printing characters, and many tools bars 
are not shown and text is shown in somewhat clearer form. But this is a hidden 
feature and is only available if the document is “Read Only”.

If users want to edit such read only file, then they need to press “Edit File” 
button on Function Toolbar (OOo writer 1.1.0).

My suggestions are -

Make an entry in the View Menu “Reading Layout View” or some thing similar. If 
a user selects this option then file should be shown in this view 
whether “Read Only” or not.

Optimize text more, for better on screen reading just like PDF documents are 
shown in Adobe reader. A document will be virtually printed and will be 
rendered on the screen.

Show only toolbars, which are needed for reading and change the cursor to hand 
tool for easy page scrolling.

Give users option to view more than 1 page in the same window, similar to 
reading a book.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-01-21 13:28:09 UTC
Comment 2 poushag 2007-06-29 20:59:37 UTC
Make it better than the MS-Word Reading Layout:
1) Give option for Optimal Zoom in this layout that doesn't screen waste space
showing the margins.
2) Give option while viewing two pages simultaneously, to move through the doc
one page at a time or two.  Make PgUp/PgDn move two pages at a time vs.
ArrowUp/ArrowDn to move one page at a time.  Moving two pages at a time is like
reading a physical book.  Moving one page at a time has value because in a
physical book it is never possible to see pages that have been printed on
opposite sides of a leaf at the same time.  Whereas in electronic form we are
not limited to actual leaves, we should take advantage of this freedom and allow
moving one page at a time.  (So initially, the view might be page 1 & 2.  Then
after striking the ArrowDn key the view would change to page 2 & 3.  Etc.)
Comment 3 oooforum (fr) 2011-01-27 09:51:14 UTC
Workaround with XVisualNavigator extension