Bug 47890 - Mailmerge: Dialog must remember increased size and increase records area and not space above OK/Cancel buttons
Summary: Mailmerge: Dialog must remember increased size and increase records area and ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
: 124220 129245 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Mail-Merge Dialog-Remember-Settings
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Reported: 2012-03-26 02:59 UTC by Ray D
Modified: 2022-07-13 11:26 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Mail Merge window in stardard size (33.94 KB, image/png)
2012-03-26 02:59 UTC, Ray D

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Description Ray D 2012-03-26 02:59:48 UTC
Created attachment 59054 [details]
Mail Merge window in stardard size

Problem description: 

When working with the mailmerge window, this window cannot remember its previous size. It falls back to a default size. This is extremely uncomfortable when working with multiple queries.

Steps to reproduce:
1. write a letter with mail merge functions
2. go to file - print, answer the dialogue with "yes" (do you want to print a form letter?)
3. the windows which opens now is the mail merge window

Current behavior:
The window always opens in default size, so I cannot see all of my queries.

Expected behavior:
The window should remember its size, when it has been opened and resized before.

Platform (if different from the browser): 
Linux (Debian testing), 
LibreOffice 3.4.5 
OOO340m1 (Build:502)
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0
Comment 1 sasha.libreoffice 2012-06-19 03:07:39 UTC
Thanks for bugreport
May be resize functionality added recently and not completely finished.

Where is more handy to hold window size: in document (each document hold it's own windows size) or in LibreOffice profile (on size for all documents)?
Comment 2 Ray D 2012-06-25 07:44:25 UTC
Hello Sasha,

I think it would be better to hold it in LibreOffice profile but with the option that the user is able to change the size. If this is not possible (or too difficult) I would take the other solution.

Anyway, most important is to integrate the functionality, not so important where :-)

Thanks for your work.
Comment 3 Cor Nouws 2013-10-27 15:29:20 UTC

I guess this has allways been the case.. so set to New, Enhancement and Inherrited from OOo.

Comment 4 Timur 2020-02-08 17:06:03 UTC
*** Bug 129245 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Timur 2020-03-26 12:19:03 UTC
*** Bug 124220 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Timur 2022-07-08 09:55:40 UTC
Hi Heiko. I noticed you worked on a dialog size, please see this. Or just disregard and hide :)
Comment 7 Heiko Tietze 2022-07-13 11:26:36 UTC
sw/source/ui/dbui/mailmergewizard.cxx is a weld::AssistantController and set_window_state() as in https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/c/core/+/135889 does not work.