Issue 88966 - changing measurement units does not reflect in rulers
Summary: changing measurement units does not reflect in rulers
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
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Reported: 2008-05-03 11:43 UTC by nadavkav
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:25 UTC (History)
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Description nadavkav 2008-05-03 11:43:42 UTC
under Tools/Options/ i change measurement unit from
inch to cm and it does not reflect in the rulers when i close the dialog.
(in Impress it works fine)

when i turn to Tools/Options/ i get horizontal and
vertical measurement units in which changing the units reflect on the rulers.
i think it is a little bit confusing and maybe needs to be more clear in
definition or similar UI for Impress and Writer ?

what is the first one (in General) is used for ? is this a bug (or i just don't
understand the UI)
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-05-04 18:24:49 UTC
You are right, that is not very intuitive. The settings in the "View" tab act
independently from the setting in "General" tab once they have been changed.

MRU->OS: I think introducing an additional option "Default" for the measurement
units in the "View" tab for the rulers could make this somehow easier to
understand and to handle. At the current state it canno be set depending on the
settings in "General" once they have been changed.
Comment 2 nadavkav 2008-05-04 18:44:53 UTC
i am such a joker (in a bad way ;-) . 

i read into the help some more and found out that the measurement units in the 
General tab are used for general calculation in input fields inside various
dialogs across the OOo. while the View tab hold the values for the actual units
that are displayed in the main UI rulers.

so, maybe a more clear definition in the General tab can solve this issue ?
like "measurement units for calculations" or "measurement units for input fields" ?
Comment 3 Oliver Specht 2008-05-05 07:09:36 UTC
Comment 4 gang65 2010-06-08 08:06:33 UTC
This bug can't be reproduced in OpenOffice 3.2.1 and should be closed.
Comment 5 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:24:51 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".
Comment 6 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:25:53 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".