[Libreoffice-ux-advise] CALC: Fit print to paper sheet width
Karl Behler sen.
karl.behler at ipp.mpg.de
Thu Dec 15 04:13:59 PST 2011
I would like to present the mentioned problem the other way round:
As a consequence of Bug 94698
(https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=94698) Kohei proposed a
patch which was finally released with LibreOffice 3.3. This patch causes
that Calc ignores manual breaks when "fit to number of pages" is set.
However, this patch is based on a misconception of a series of ill posed
user bug reports and on the wrong understanding that Excel ignores
manual breaks too when using a similar scaling method.
Since others (bug 40613,
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=40613) and I myself (see
bug 40788, https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=40788) are now
missing the possibility to have the page breaks exactly where they are
needed, I started to investigate the background of the patch and worked
on a comparison to Excel and on the basic motivation for the "fit to
number of pages" scaling mode. The analysis is lengthy and a litle
complicated. So it took me three pages to write it down (see attachment
to bug 40788 https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=52240)
As a consequence I would like to propose to remove the patch of Kohei
(return to the pre3.3 behavior) and to invent another solution for
solving the remaining problems. Please have a look at my analysis and
discuss the whole topic again considering my arguments.
Karl Behler sen., Garching, Germany
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