Issue 53425 - more flexibility in the grid layout
Summary: more flexibility in the grid layout
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 680m112
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-08-17 03:09 UTC by tora3
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT
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Developer Difficulty: ---


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An experimental patch (6.49 KB, patch)
2008-01-25 09:20 UTC, tora3
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Some snapshots of the sample document 53425.odt (310.75 KB, application/postscript)
2008-01-25 09:28 UTC, tora3
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A sample document that includes 20x20 and 40x20 grid layouts. (10.91 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2008-01-25 09:30 UTC, tora3
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Description tora3 2005-08-17 03:09:17 UTC
1. Many users want to specify a page style with 40 characters per line and 40
lines per page. 
 
  Current implementation does not allow users to do that because of the
constraint among  
  "Lines per page", "Characters per line", and "Max. base text size" in the tab
"Text Grid"  
  of the "Page style" dialog window. 
 
 
2. A page style with 40 characters per line and 20 lines per page looks
inappropriate.  
 
  There seems no way to change line space. Line spaces could be expanded to fill
entire page 
  with given amount of lines. 


Both 40x40 and 40x20 page styles are commonly used for writing draft of Japanese
essay,  
article, paper, and so on.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-08-17 08:48:59 UTC
Reassigned to FT.
Comment 2 falko.tesch 2005-08-17 08:59:50 UTC
FT: Thanks Tora. Nice to see you are still with this project!
Anyway I must retarget this issue to Office Later.
Comment 3 tora3 2005-08-22 09:16:20 UTC
Request 

  Could you consider to disable the constraint among 

   - Lines per page
   - Characters per line
   - Max. base text size

  in the nearest OOo / SS release?


Background

  Documents prepared with Microsoft Word sometime have a set of 
  "Lines per page" and "Characters per line" whose values are 
  not allowed by the constraint of current OOo. Regardless of the 
  constraint, the document appears properly in the recent 680m 
  builds, thanks to the big improvement in the Word importer.

  Once a user, however, touch the values in the "Text Grid" 
  dialog window, the values will be forcefully changed and 
  are started to be limited within the constraint, and thus 
  layout of the document becomes broken and will never be back.

  The constraint seems to be applied only in the "Text Grid" 
  dialog window. Therefore, it would be easy to disable it and 
  we would instantly get better functionality.

thanks,
Tora
Comment 4 falko.tesch 2005-10-20 20:45:28 UTC
FT: I'm leaving so I will re-assign this issue to requirement default user
Comment 5 tora3 2005-10-21 15:17:57 UTC
Please do not underestimate this request. 

  This issue might be worth more than priority P2
  because users could not achieve their desired layout.

  Detailed requirements from user's point of view will 
  be attached in a several weeks.

Raised priority back from P5 to P3.
Comment 6 pflin 2007-04-25 04:13:40 UTC
Text grid layout is enhanced.
Both 40x40 and 40x20 page styles are supported.
Please verify it in the cws cjksp1.
Thanks! Fong.
Comment 7 tora3 2008-01-25 09:15:06 UTC
An experimental patch for this issue has been created. 
Could you evaluate it?

I was wondering if this patch would bring users a good user experience with Writer. 

User Scenario:
 A junior high school student got an assignment to submit a report in a certain 
 format of grid layout in the size of 20 characters per line and 20 lines per page. 
 With current OpenOffice.org Writer, the student might find some difficulties to 
 create such a format under the dialog of Format - Page - Grid Layout.

What the patch attempts to solve:
 The patch allows users to easily specify a format of a grid layout by simply 
 filling the number of characters and lines. The function that comes with the 
 patch will automatically calculate appropriate values of both base text and 
 ruby text sizes. It is quite easier than before. 

Specifications:
 There are four values that users can specify, which are related each other 
 under a certain constraint. The two values - the number of lines per page and 
 the number of characters per line - should be treated as a user's command. 
 The machine should not change the given values as possible as it can. 
 The patch is designed to work in that way. Although the constraints might 
 need to change some of the values, that will be done as a last resort. 
Comment 8 tora3 2008-01-25 09:20:09 UTC
Created attachment 51151 [details]
An experimental patch
Comment 9 tora3 2008-01-25 09:28:10 UTC
Created attachment 51152 [details]
Some snapshots of the sample document 53425.odt
Comment 10 tora3 2008-01-25 09:30:46 UTC
Created attachment 51153 [details]
A sample document that includes 20x20 and 40x20 grid layouts.