Issue 87343 - too much gray area as application background when set to "Fit width" zoom
Summary: too much gray area as application background when set to "Fit width" zoom
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 6 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-03-22 22:44 UTC by jolit
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:41 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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screenshot of the Writer window under Mac OS X 10.5.2 (152.14 KB, image/png)
2008-03-23 00:12 UTC, jolit
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OOo 3.0.0 (106.25 KB, image/png)
2009-01-09 05:34 UTC, jolit
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Description jolit 2008-03-22 22:44:51 UTC
I'd like to request a change in the width in the gray area between the edges of the displayed page with 'Fit 
width' zoom level and the inner borders of the Writer window. It doesn't need to be any more than the 
gray space in between pages, if that. 

Same excess gray space seems wasted in the column or book view in upcoming OOo 3.0. Working on a 
laptop makes extra space like that very noticeable very fast. 'Fit width' in general is the most convenient 
and flexible zoom level for my work, so I'd like to get the most of it.

Thank you.
Comment 1 jolit 2008-03-23 00:12:59 UTC
Created attachment 52250 [details]
screenshot of the Writer window under Mac OS X 10.5.2
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2008-03-26 08:55:16 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 3 jr 2008-07-15 19:46:40 UTC
Hi jolit, why don't you use the "Optimal" zoom level? I don't see a need for
changing the width of the gray area in "fit width" zoom level.
Comment 4 Mechtilde 2008-11-06 21:25:24 UTC
close the invalid issue
Comment 5 jolit 2009-01-09 05:34:52 UTC
Created attachment 59253 [details]
OOo 3.0.0
Comment 6 jolit 2009-01-09 05:35:34 UTC
I tried to get used to the Optimal view, but, honesly, I can't. There's quite a difference to be able to 
actually have a visual of the entire width of the page, margins included to position graphics and text 
knowing exactly how space is being used. And still, the Optimal view starts off with the same mostly 
wasted amount of background on top and bottom of the page. Merits and disadvantages of Fit width vs. 
Optimal views notwithstanding, would this involve a lot of risky coding?

I understand if it's a hard UI change to make, then by all means close the issue. I will let it be knowing I 
did everything I could to ask for an improvement.
Comment 7 ivaromenas 2009-04-21 11:07:32 UTC
*** Issue 87343 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 8 ivaromenas 2009-04-21 11:15:43 UTC
I agree with original poster, this would in my view improve the UI of this (otherwise mostly very good) 
application. The wasted space really does matter on a laptop screen.

When using Writer (O.O.o 3.0.1) in OSX, the use of the optimal view or some custom fitted percentage 
view to adjust for the waster borders not always a very good solution. The reason for this is that when 
when scrolling up/down in a document using the "two finger scroll" on a trackpad, it is very easy to scroll 
a bit to one side or the other, and thus placing the edge of the text area outside the view area.
Comment 9 stefan.baltzer 2010-11-18 15:37:08 UTC
SBA -> FL: As discussed, this enhancement request fits well with the current
efforts to re-work the Writer UI. Reassigned to you.
Comment 10 Edwin Sharp 2013-06-21 12:58:10 UTC
Problem persist in Rev. 1491860 Win 7

View - Zoom... - Zoom factor - Fit width -> two gray ribbons to the side of the document. Complete fit of width is not performed correctly.