[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

Dear All,

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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