Bug 37149 - page break wasting lots of space in print layout view
Summary: page break wasting lots of space in print layout view
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 39080
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.3 release
Hardware: All All
: highest enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-05-12 12:40 UTC by flip-per
Modified: 2012-07-25 12:13 UTC (History)
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large page-break (46.20 KB, image/png)
2011-05-12 12:40 UTC, flip-per

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Description flip-per 2011-05-12 12:40:07 UTC
Created attachment 46647 [details]
large page-break

This is a re-introduction of OO-Bug #8006 and #96887, see
- http://openoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8006
- http://openoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=96887

When viewing multi-page documents, Microsoft Word allows you to click on the 
grey space between the pages to switch into a mode where all the top/bottom 
borders of the pages, the page number row, and the grey area between pages are 
not displayed anymore. This saves an enormous amount of space when working with 
documents, especially on resolutions like 1024*768. 

Unfortunately, OpenOffice does not offer such an option. The difference is 
huge, as demonstrated in attached screenshots: OO wastes a third of the screen 
space. Also, it is VERY annoying to work like this with multi-page documents 
whenever you approach page breaks.

Web Layout does not offer an alternative to this. This is needed when you work 
with a document that will eventually be printed (thus you need to work in print 
layout, not web layout), but is also viewed and worked with on the screen a

Examples, for when this is needed:
- Writing a 100 page thesis: In the end the document will be printed, and while 
working on it you also need to take care of the layout. However, during all the 
months you work on it, you don't need to waste a third of your viewing space by 
seeing the page borders. They never change. It's extremely annoying, because 
you have to scroll up and down all the time, just to see what you wrote in the 
previous paragraph (because the space where you would see it is all occupied by 
page borders). Many of my fellow students switched back to MS Word because of 

- Working on a long business document, that gets updated every week or so, and 
the current version of which is printed by management every couple of month. 
The situation is similar: The document only gets printed from time to time, but 
most of the time you work with it on the screen. Web Layout is no use here, 
because the document is for printing. 
In my company, I cannot recommend OO to laptop users because of this. Screen 
space is scarce and such a waste is not understandable. It makes people accept 
all the small disadvantages they hate about Word, just to not be confronted 
with this proplem on every page break.
Comment 1 Christoph 2011-09-29 13:28:50 UTC
Isn't this a duplicate of issue #39080 ... ?
Comment 2 Rich Beaulaurier 2011-10-04 08:12:22 UTC
Based on the dates I say this you're right, but the other way around. 39080 is a repeat of this ;-)
Comment 3 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:05:55 UTC
[This is an automated message.]
This bug was filed before the changes to Bugzilla on 2011-10-16. Thus it
started right out as NEW without ever being explicitly confirmed. The bug is
changed to state NEEDINFO for this reason. To move this bug from NEEDINFO back
to NEW please check if the bug still persists with the 3.5.0 beta1 or beta2 prereleases.
Details on how to test the 3.5.0 beta1 can be found at:

more detail on this bulk operation: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/RFC-Operation-Spamzilla-tp3607474p3607474.html
Comment 4 Rich Beaulaurier 2012-05-07 12:20:42 UTC
This is still an issue. I am running LO
Comment 5 Rich Beaulaurier 2012-05-08 12:44:01 UTC
This bug is essentially the same as 39080. I see lots of folks echoing my sentiments about the importance of this feature. This is something I think Writer really needs.
Comment 6 Timur 2012-07-25 12:13:45 UTC
While this bug was open before 39080, later has more discussion and users. Please don't mind marking this one as a duplicate.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 39080 ***