Bug 140568 - Allow page gutter position 'Right' for left pages
Summary: Allow page gutter position 'Right' for left pages
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
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Blocks: Gutter-Margins
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Reported: 2021-02-20 19:23 UTC by Regina Henschel
Modified: 2021-07-31 15:56 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Dokument with alternating right and left pages (21.37 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2021-02-20 19:23 UTC, Regina Henschel

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Description Regina Henschel 2021-02-20 19:23:51 UTC
Created attachment 169929 [details]
Dokument with alternating right and left pages

The feature 'page gutter' was implemented with bug 91920. It allows the user to
distinguish in the margins between an area, which will be consumed by binding
and an area, which gives a visible margin. If the document has a "Mirrored" page layout, the gutter area is automatically left on right pages and right on left pages, that is, the gutter area is always at the inner margin.

But if the user makes alternating right and left pages not by using the "Mirrored" page layout but by using alternating "Only right" and "Only left" page layout, he cannot use the feature 'page gutter', because the needed gutter position "Right" is not available.

Enhancement request: Add a new position "Right" to the drop-down list, usable for left pages. Alternative: Put the gutter for left pages automatically to the right margin and show "Right" instead of "Left" in the drop-down list in this case.

Implementing of this needs to consider how the feature 'page gutter' will be implemented for right-to-left page writing direction, see bug 140343.
Comment 1 Dieter 2021-04-22 06:19:52 UTC
I Added keyword "needsUXEval, because it's an enhancement request.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2021-04-27 12:53:14 UTC
I would expect the gutter at right for left pages. The checkbox "gutter on right side" is quite confusing here and affects only odd pages for the mirrored layout. Can we rename "Left" to "side" and put it automatically at left on even pages and right otherwise? And remove the checkbox.
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2021-05-01 08:27:24 UTC
See also bug 140655, requesting to rename "left page" to "even page" (and right to odd) because of the LTR/RTL duality.