Bug 40231 - VIEWING: Normal view and/or hide white space function missing
Summary: VIEWING: Normal view and/or hide white space function missing
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 37967
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-08-19 04:49 UTC by DutchSherpa
Modified: 2012-02-04 04:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description DutchSherpa 2011-08-19 04:49:41 UTC
At every page break, the text is interrupted by the lower margin with footer and the upper margin with header, taking up about half a screen height. This is extremely annoying when writing longer documents. In my experience, it also is a major reason for people not to use OOo or LibO.
All other word processors have an "normal view" or "draft view" option. M$ Word has the perfect "Hide white space" setting.
Please, add this feature. See also the ten year long user frustration at issue 4914 in OOo's bug reports.
Comment 1 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:32:59 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.
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Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-01-25 00:07:36 UTC
I can't see why "View -> Web layout" does not fulfill reporter's needs.

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Comment 3 Aethralis 2012-02-04 04:55:43 UTC
This bug is a duplicate of https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=37967 In that report there is also a link to OOo wiki (http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Writer_Views#Draft_Layout). @Rainer Bielefeld: In OOo wiki there is also description why the web layout does not solve the problem (footnotes, page breaks).

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 37967 ***