Bug 33452 - Add support for crop area
Summary: Add support for crop area
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Page
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Reported: 2011-01-25 01:16 UTC by philipp.meng
Modified: 2017-05-26 22:58 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description of crop area (20.39 KB, application/pdf)
2011-01-25 10:35 UTC, philipp.meng

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Description philipp.meng 2011-01-25 01:16:35 UTC
LibreOffice is awesome software even for some Desktop Publishing (DTP).

One function I am really missing is the possibility to define a crop area in the Page Styles. It would be very convenient if I could define a custom crop area - and also to easily change the crop area if the printery has different specs.

Would be happy to answer all of your questions if you have problems understanding what I mean.

Thanks a lot,

Comment 1 Noel Power 2011-01-25 02:49:05 UTC
cedric, I don't really understand the enhancement, can you evaluate and make this a crazy/easy hack ( as appropriate )
Comment 2 Cédric Bosdonnat 2011-01-25 04:53:49 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> cedric, I don't really understand the enhancement, can you evaluate and make
> this a crazy/easy hack ( as appropriate )

From what I understood, that crop area would define the area to print in the page. I don't really see the use for it... That shouldn't be too hard to implement, but will certainly need to changes in ODF: possibly a not-so-hard hack, but I don't think that would be easy.

Phil: did I understand you correctly?
Comment 3 philipp.meng 2011-01-25 10:35:41 UTC
Created attachment 42480 [details]
Description of crop area
Comment 4 philipp.meng 2011-01-25 10:36:26 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
Well, yes.
The crop area is needed for example when you want to print a document without broders. So you will print it a little larger (with the crop area) on paper a little larger than the one you need, and then you cut the borders. That's the use of a crop area.
I attach a little image, so you get an Idea what i mean.

Thanks for replying so quickly!
Comment 5 Zenaan Harkness 2016-08-29 10:25:05 UTC
Philipp, can you explain how crop area might change either the visual display of the file in LO (i.e. would LO show the crop area somehow);

and also, would the print change and how? For example, if my document is A4 size, and I set a crop area, does that change how the document prints?

I am struggling to understand what "crop area" would actually do or display differently from a document with no crop area. Thanks.