When I open the window for printing or exporting a document, I often need to print a specific chapter or section. Unfortunately, I am not aware that there is an easier solution to this: I have to look up which page does it start and end.
I would like to have another option in that window where I could select which chapters/sections to print, so selecting them automatically sets which pages to print.
Sorry if it is a duplicate. I didn't find it on the bug tracker.
I selected that it affects Writer, but if it is doable, it can be extended to Impress and maybe other components.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select "Export as PDF..."
2. In the "Interval" for pages to print, write the page numbers.
I have to look up the pages chapters start and end.
When printing/exporting, I would like to choose which chapters to print, without looking for page numbers.
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Provide another option in "Interval", so I can choose sections/chapters.
Not sure, if we should make two different bug reports. Also couldn't find a duplicate.
cc: Design-Team for further input and decision
I like the idea. Question is what happens if the chapter starts in the middle of a page. Re-layout making the chapter start at top, ignore content before/after, or just accept additional content.
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #2)
> I like the idea. Question is what happens if the chapter starts in the
> middle of a page. Re-layout making the chapter start at top, ignore content
> before/after, or just accept additional content.
I would go for the "print the whole page and don't modify any layout" of the first and last pages of the selection. I guess it will be the easiest solution.
Well, there is actually no such thing as "chapters" in LibreOffice. There's just misnamed Numbering associated with Heading styles at different levels. See:
* bug 107573
* bug 141452
Be that as it may - we should probably allow printing from a heading, identified by its number and/or a selection widget (a-la the References dialog), up until a heading. LO would need to be smart enough to realize that if the final heading starts a page, the printing should not include that page. Also, we should support indicating from-start until heading and from heading to-end.
Let the bike-shedding regarding the exact UI commence!
We discussed the topic in the design meeting.
Although it sounds very convenient to pick a heading and get start/end page automatically, it makes the print dialog more complicated and is quite unusual. Plus, reading first/last page from the document is simple enough. We decided therefore to not support the request.