Issue 78914 - Universal "Fit to page goal" button for shrinking (or expanding) any document to X# of pages
Summary: Universal "Fit to page goal" button for shrinking (or expanding) any document...
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 45 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2007-06-27 02:30 UTC by enigma101
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:42 UTC (History)
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Description enigma101 2007-06-27 02:30:41 UTC
A useful tool which all versions of MS Office have had since at least Office 97
is a "fit to page" option found in the Print Preview screen.  This option was
simple, and put in one toolbar button.  The idea was to click this ONE BUTTON
and have the entire contents of the opened document be forced to fit onto one
page to save paper, ink/toner, time, and energy.  The font, images, tables, ect.
would be sized  to whatever size it took to accomplish the desired one page
printout.  I think this feature should be implemented to all components of
OpenOffice.  It could even be taken a step further.  I suggest that a "page
goal" button be created that is visible on all Print Previews screens.  To the
left of the "page goal" button should be a numeric text box representing the
number of printed pages GOAL.  The default value of '0' would keep all font
sizes and image/table settings at their original value.  If one were to change
the text box value to '1' for example.  When they clicked the "page goal"
button, located to the right of the input box, the document would be properly
formated to fit and print on only one page.  Now, if someone has a 200 page
manual as their document, fitting to one page would be useless.  So in this case
one could type '30' in the text box and then they clicked the "page goal" button
the document that was originally 200 pages would be formated properly to shrink
down while maintaining layout and fit the new 30 page goal.  To get an idea of
how the layout should be maintained take a look at how the web browsers such as
Opera, Firefox, and IE treat the page contents when the zoom level is changed
from 100% to 25%, from 100% to 150%.  I think the "fit to page" feature is very
useful in MS Office and if something with the additional details I specified is
added to OpenOffice...  Our product will not only match MS Office's Printing
abilities, but surpass them!  :D
Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2007-07-03 11:58:26 UTC
TM->requirements: please have a look, thanks !
Comment 2 dixix57 2007-10-31 11:59:12 UTC
*** Issue 78914 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 3 narnie 2009-10-02 06:17:53 UTC
WordPerfect has this feature. It has a very configurable and easy to use window
that allows you to tick what is to be modified to allow the page to fit. They
include not just the font, but allows any or all of all 4 margins to be changed,
space between lines, etc. They are often modified so subtly that you can hardly
tell what was done. I would love the feature in OOo to allow
alternate/additional was to shrink/expand rather than JUST font (but even this
would be better than nothing).