Issue 75284 - Max. Drawing Area is small - much bigger than 80x80cm required.
Summary: Max. Drawing Area is small - much bigger than 80x80cm required.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 4219
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: wolframgarten
QA Contact: issues@graphics
Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2007-03-11 11:40 UTC by terablade2001
Modified: 2007-03-12 09:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description terablade2001 2007-03-11 11:40:56 UTC
OO Draw is a very good program that I use a lot to create schematics.. Recently
I used to create a web-site tree structure. The problem that I had was that the
maximum drawing area was less tan 80x80cm.

Making such a work: web-site tree stucture, or using an .ODG file to store there
many schematics, requires much more space of 80x80cm drawing area. You can tell
that I can scale down my vector-graphics, but... there are problems like the
texts are not vector ones, and I cant scale them down, unless I convert them to
other formats (metafiles) - which i dont want, cause I loose some information etc..

It would be much convenient to increase the maximum drawing area to more than
80x80cm.. 256x256cm would be enough I guess (or more if there are no mem
problems). Noting that I never will print such files (only if I scale down the
output), but I need that much of canvas size in order to place there many
different vector-graphics etc. To be able to use such files, like pools of
graphics. I believe its not hard to do that change, and I hope you do it in next
versions :)

Thank you :)
Comment 1 ace_dent 2007-03-11 20:17:27 UTC
Tested with OOo 2.0.4.
Right click in drawing area > Page > Page Setup... 
Enter user format. Type 256cm for height and width. It seems that the max.
dimension for a drawing is actually 119cm. To my mind this seems more than
adequate and I guess is derived from the largest dimension of A0 (118.9cm).
Larger sizes cannot be printed (easily) and would suggest it is a rare usage
case, where a diagram could not be split over 2 sheets of A0 (or down scaled).

Comment 2 terablade2001 2007-03-12 08:08:14 UTC
Yes.. Its 119x119cm.. Still, as you said its a rare usage case that still may be
happen. And yes, it seems that is adequate for my work (80x80cm wasnt).. Still,
I stay with the impression that "as larger as better". At final I use to split
the diagrams with hyperlinks, to continue them to different pages (diagram
subcomponents), although a 256x256 cm space would have all my diagram to one!

But then as I am thinking now it would be more difficult to use it -
moving/zooming (which are new features I'd like OODraw to have, but I will refer
them someother day). You may do as you like - maybe in much future versions! :)
Sorry for my error :)
Comment 3 wolframgarten 2007-03-12 09:11:19 UTC
Duplicate, thanks for your help.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 4219 ***
Comment 4 wolframgarten 2007-03-12 09:11:46 UTC