Bug 130861 - LABELS DIALOG: (horizontal and vertical) "pitch" of Labels needs an always visible tip/hint
Summary: LABELS DIALOG: (horizontal and vertical) "pitch" of Labels needs an always vi...
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Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Tooltip Labels-BusinessCards
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Reported: 2020-02-22 10:05 UTC by Norbert
Modified: 2020-09-23 03:59 UTC (History)
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Description Norbert 2020-02-22 10:05:35 UTC
Label width 99,99mm is insufficient.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to create a label sheet with labels larger than 99,99mm.

Actual Results:
LibreOffice does not allow labels larger than 99,99mm.

Expected Results:
LibreOffice should allow labels larger than 99,99mm.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Build ID: 1:6.0.7-0ubuntu0.18.04.10
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.3; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: nl-NL (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 1 Norbert 2020-02-22 10:17:54 UTC
I'm changing this bug report.

Apparently, the fix is to modify the "pitch" of the label sheet.

It is completely unclear to regular users what a (horizontal and vertical) "pitch" is.

At the bottom of the pop-up window it says "Page with" and "Page height", but apparently the "Horizontal pitch" and "Vertical pitch" are the actual things that impact what width/height is allowed for the labels.

You can't expect ordinary users of an office package to know what "pitch" is.

Especially when it apparently impacts the maximum allowed size of labels, regardless what the user tries to enter as page width/height.
Comment 2 Dieter 2020-02-24 11:15:05 UTC
(In reply to Norbert from comment #1)
> It is completely unclear to regular users what a (horizontal and vertical)
> "pitch" is.

Answer from help of LO 6.4 [1]

Horizontal pitch
Displays the distance between the left edges of adjacent labels or business cards. If you are defining a custom format, enter a value here.

Vertical pitch
Displays the distance between the upper edge of a label or a business card and the upper edge of the label or the business card directly below. If you are defining a custom format, enter a value here.

So please specify, why this is unclear (Perhaps you're using an older version

But if it is clear, your're idea is to add a tooltip, right?

Comment 3 QA Administrators 2020-08-23 03:43:06 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2020-09-23 03:59:47 UTC
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