Issue 42185 - Custom pages not correctly recognised even though the page size is set in Printer > Properties
Summary: Custom pages not correctly recognised even though the page size is set in Pri...
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 680m77
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
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Reported: 2005-02-07 10:39 UTC by aparan
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
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the test file (35.00 KB, application/msword)
2005-02-07 15:06 UTC, aparan
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Description aparan 2005-02-07 10:39:12 UTC
It seems that OO.o sticks to a restricted set of paper sizes [US/MEtric].  I am
having a MS WOrd document in which I have been doing various work docs with
varying paper sizes [A4, 8.5 X 13, Executive, Custom pages, etc.] 

As far as those paper sizes which my default printer knows [A4, 8.5X13 and
Executive] they used to show up as the named sizes in File > Page Setup of MS

Now when I opened the document in Writer, the page styles were imported as
Convert 1, 2, 3, etc.  But when I checked the page size, the width and height
were shown correctly in inches, but the paper name, as known by my printer, was
not shown.  I suppose that OO.o should show Named paper sizes for documents if
they are recognised by the specific printer or else 'Custom size' could be shown.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-02-07 14:37:26 UTC
Generaly this works good, so please attach a document, which shows the problem.
Comment 2 aparan 2005-02-07 15:05:39 UTC
I am attaching the sample file.  Open it and go to page style Convert 1 > Modify
> Format - is blank [though my printer recognises it as 8.5X13], similarly for
Convert 2 it is Executive.  

In MS WOrd it takes the paper sizes according to the printer i.e those available
under the Paper tab of Printer > Properties. If I change the Printer from Print
menu and close, it asks for repagination [sometimes].  Then if the specified
paper is not available for the other printer, the Paper size will be set to
Custom size [In all cases the length and width of page is read exactly as it
is].  The issue is about the name of the paper size which is not shown.  

I think OO.o should paginate the document according to the printer, perhaps.
Comment 3 aparan 2005-02-07 15:06:50 UTC
Created attachment 22300 [details]
the test file
Comment 4 aparan 2005-02-09 06:09:31 UTC
It seems OO.o works as designed. But 'other' softwares have this option already.
Therefore, changing issue to enhancement for further consideration.  
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2005-02-09 12:00:17 UTC
MRU->FL: I have talked to PB. It should be possible to enhance the list of paper
formats with a passable effort. Please set up the spec for this (about the
formats which have to be taken in mind).
Comment 6 frank.loehmann 2005-04-11 13:36:47 UTC
Set target.
Comment 7 frank.loehmann 2005-11-10 14:43:54 UTC
FL: Changed target to OOo 3.0 because PP2 has other priorities.
Comment 8 frank.loehmann 2006-07-13 16:43:23 UTC
set target to OOo 2.x
Comment 9 frank.loehmann 2007-09-07 10:32:21 UTC
Set target to OOo later.