Issue 9982 - Unlimited page height and width
Summary: Unlimited page height and width
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 4219
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.0
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: bettina.haberer
QA Contact: issues@graphics
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Reported: 2002-12-10 17:20 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2004-03-19 13:03 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description Unknown 2002-12-10 17:20:17 UTC
A really cool feature would be if a slide in a drawing file can be set as 
having unlimited height and width.  I.e., instead of the slide looking like a 
piece of paper, it has a top and left side, and goes out indefinitely to the 
right and down.  

The reason this would be useful is that most drawings I do aren't meant for 
printing anyway, and do sometimes need to be larger than any of the dimensions 
allow. While I could (and do) set the page to some huge size, it seems like it 
would cleaner to just be able to say "any size". I draw a lot of entity 
relationship diagrams, and I find myself trying to cram them into small areas, 
even though the logic doesn't follow that structure.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2002-12-11 07:39:48 UTC
Set to new.
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2002-12-11 07:40:13 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 3 Unknown 2003-04-03 18:51:26 UTC
Unlimited custom paper sizes would also be useful for creating posters, intended to 
be printed on large format printers. 
The current limit on "custom paper size" width/height seems to be 120 cm.  It 
would be nice if this could be a much larger value, perhaps several metres or more 
(for very large posters). 
It would also be nice to have the "custom paper size" dimensions maintained in the 
PDF export.  Most people seem to use Powerpoint for making posters, but the 
addition of these features could make OpenOffice a much better solution. 
Comment 4 juma 2004-03-19 11:34:39 UTC
a friend asked me to search for issues connected to setting the maximum size of
a page. He is interrested in using OOWriter or OODraw to create a scientific
poster for a presentation (the poster size would be 100*200 cm). 
The problem is, that the page width and/or height can not be increased over
119*119 cm. This has been stated by several other people in issue #4219.

My confusion is due to the fact, that I found several issues connected to this
problem, obviously unaware of the existance of the other issues. Here are the
numbers of issues that I came along in my search (there might be even more): 

#4129, #9982, #16260, #16293, #25791 

(my search strings were: "page width" and "page size")

What even confuses me more is the fact, that issue #16293 claims to have solved
this problem, but still people keep searching for the answer in the other
issues. (Or havn't even started yet.)
And, I don't know in which release this solution will be integrated, or whether
this "solution" really solves the stated problems in all other issues.

Maybe, this mail may help to sort and bundle the activities on the

PS: I will post this mail to each of the issues stated above.
Comment 5 sven.jacobi 2004-03-19 13:03:05 UTC
SJ->according to juma's search results I set this Issue double to Issue 4219

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 4219 ***
Comment 6 sven.jacobi 2004-03-19 13:03:56 UTC
Issue is duplicate to #4219# -> closed