When a user selects "Pages" radio button in the Range section, it is very reasonable to expect that he would now want to specify the range and insert the page numbers into the pane. Moving the focus automatically to the page range edit pane would save a mouse click.
Steps to reproduce with "LibreOffice 3.4.3 RC2 - WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [OOO340m1 (Build:302)]":
1. Open new WRITER document
2. Menu 'File -> Print -> General'
3. Click radio button "Pages"
Expected: "1" in pages pane becomes selected, user can
It's the same in the PDF Export dialog, only difference that there is no default entry in the pane.
- Reported with Bug Submission Assistant -
Found that in OOo Bugzilla, there is a Patch as attachment what might also work in LibO?
(In reply to comment #0)
> When a user selects "Pages" radio button in the Range section, it is very
> reasonable to expect that he would now want to specify the range and insert the
> page numbers into the pane. Moving the focus automatically to the page range
> edit pane would save a mouse click.
But also it is reasonable to expect that he would now want to specify some other range than the full range.
I think, the most common behaviour after printing all pages would be to print only the current single page.
Thus I propose to a.) automatically show the current page only (as it was before in the legacy UI-version of openoffice/libreoffice) and the b.) move the focus automatically as described.
Iorsh (author of patch in apache bugzilla) has sent this patch to us, which do focusing only in pdf export dialog.
And, this patch was pushed in master => target: 3.5 & modify subject a bit.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Thus I propose to a.) automatically show the current page only (as it was
> before in the legacy UI-version of openoffice/libreoffice)
We have bug 34697 to implement this, which will be in 3.5 for writer. This only affects printing dialog, not pdf export dialog. If you also want it in pdf export dialog, please file new bug report. (else this issue will be more complicated)
To summarize what we will have in 3.5, currently as I understood (not tested yet)
| show current page | auto-focus
printing dialog | yes (only in writer) | no<--this issue is to fix this
pdf export dialog | no | yes
in LibO 3.6.0 master:
> automatically show the current page only
> "1" in pages pane becomes selected, user can edit immediately
Reproducible with LO 184.108.40.206 (Win 8.1): "1" becomes not selected
Patch in Gerrit: https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/82310/
Michael Weghorn committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#41205 Auto-focus range edit in print dialog
It will be available in 6.4.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.