Issue 92942 - [a11y]Forms in Base and Writer files use the same Zoom value - no change possible
Summary: [a11y]Forms in Base and Writer files use the same Zoom value - no change poss...
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOO300m3
Hardware: All Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-08-20 11:00 UTC by Mechtilde
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:45 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Mechtilde 2008-08-20 11:00:45 UTC
I found this scenario.

I open a writer document to read it. Therefore I choose a Zoom of 150 %.
I close it and

the next time I open a Base file and there a form. The content is also shown in
150 %. There is no possibility to change the Zoom.

I have to open a writer document to change the Zoom and the to open the base
file and the form again.

This is a not user-friendly
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-08-20 11:38:37 UTC
Reassigned to ES.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2008-08-20 15:33:50 UTC
@MSC: View - Zoom is disabled in DB forms.

@mechtilde: you can always use Ctrl+Mouse wheel to zoom in/out
Comment 3 Mechtilde 2008-08-20 16:48:26 UTC
And what do you do, if you have no mouse wheel like at a notebook or a Mac or
...? ;-)
Comment 4 thierrym 2009-02-01 12:50:54 UTC
Hi, The same problem exist under Vista and Ubuntu 8.10
Comment 5 Frank Schönheit 2009-03-16 14:22:31 UTC
FYI: issue 41930 contains a patch, so that zoom will hopefully be enabled for
forms soon ...
Comment 6 bmarcelly 2009-10-14 13:16:36 UTC
An ODB form displays with the zoom factor which was last set when viewing a Writer 
document, or similar (HTML document, Master document). By "last set", I mean 
actively setting a zoom value.

How to reproduce:
1 Open a new or any existing Writer document (or HTML document)
2 set zoom at 50% or lower
3 you may close the unchanged Writer document, or close
4 open your favorite Odb file, then one of your forms : the form is unreadable.
Repeat steps 1 to 4, but set zoom at 100%, the form is now correct.

It means that adding the zoom facility onto forms (OOo 3.2) does not correct the real 
problem, it only gives a means to correct its consequence, and must be repeated each 
time a form is displayed.
The real problem is that the zoom factor of an Odb form depends on a previous 
manipulation of a document of a different type (for the user). And this is not user 

Until it is corrected, the interim solution is to open a Writer document and set the 
zoom factor to 100%. Not really obvious for the ordinary user...