[Libreoffice-ux-advise] Disabling file opening and saving in print preview mode

Regina Henschel rb.henschel at t-online.de
Thu May 31 11:06:12 PDT 2012


Stefan Knorr (Astron) schrieb:
> → reply to list, too

Thanks for reminder ;)

> Hi Kohei,
>> I noticed that we actually allow saving and loading of document in print
>> preview mode.  But to me that feels very odd.
> What sticks out as most odd to me is that our print preview is so
> incredibly cluttered (menu bar + 2 toolbars), whereas e.g. in Firefox
> it is very focused (just a toolbar).
> So, yes, I do agree with this, in general, just the Print Preview
> toolbar should be enough.

Yes, but you have to add some icons, e.g. "page preview", "help", "print 
directly" "pdf directly".

BTW: In the UI the name is "Page Preview" not "Print Preview", although 
the command is ".uno:PrintPreview". And I think 'Page Preview' is the 
correct term, because it is not a print preview, see below.

> However [crazy idea], since we now have a Print dialogue that already
> contains a preview, might it be worth thinking about just removing the
> separate print preview feature and making the print preview inside the
> dialogue a little bigger?

No. Reasons:
1. The 'Page Preview' mode shows the content on the page size set in the 
page style. The preview in printing dialog considers real paper size and 
settings of the 'Page Layout' tab of that dialog. It also considers 
2. The 'Page Preview' mode has a zoom and a full screen mode.
3. The 'Page Preview' mode allows changing of margins and column width 
by dragging with the mouse. Especially altering the margins here is very 
important, because the 'Page Preview' shows header and footer and 
considers repeat rows/columns and shows the table position.

Kind regards

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