Issue 64914 - Quick suggestion about a Shrink-to-One-Page option
Summary: Quick suggestion about a Shrink-to-One-Page option
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: All All
: P5 (lowest) Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-04-30 05:24 UTC by jasonrochon
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:32 UTC (History)
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Description jasonrochon 2006-04-30 05:24:47 UTC
I was having trouble resizing my text and borders for documents in Writer to fit
effectively without an extra half page.

I had come across a program called 'ResumeMaker' that has an option called
"Shrink to one page."

Is there an option for this or can I submit a suggestion for a plugin.

Thanks everyone.

Comment 1 michael.ruess 2006-05-02 11:12:22 UTC
Reassigned to requirments.
Comment 2 bobthehamster 2008-09-23 19:00:29 UTC
I know what Jason is asking for here. The "Shrink to Fit" feature is very
important for short letters a memos, and its absence from Writer
is one of the blockers preventing my employer from migrating from MS Office to OOo.

Here is the usage case:

You write a short memo. It overflows to a second page just slightly, maybe by
one or two lines.

In Microsoft Office (and presumable also this "ResumeMaker" that Jason
mentioned) you go to "Print Preview" and you will find a button labeled "Shrink
to Fit"

The shrink to fit button reduces the font sizes in the document until the total
page count has been reduced by 1.

A Macro that simulates this feature in OOo Writer has been written by Ian
Laurenson, and can be found at
under the heading ShrinkToFit.sxw

Unfortunately my first attempt to test Ian's macro has failed, but I might be
doing something wrong.