Bug 49787 - Formatting: Allow different slide / page styles (orientation, size) in a single Drawing document
Summary: Formatting: Allow different slide / page styles (orientation, size) in a sing...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: high enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 57673 61294 92953 111702 121632 132665 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: ImpressDraw-Styles 120708 64990
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Reported: 2012-05-11 03:59 UTC by martinstingl
Modified: 2024-01-10 14:00 UTC (History)
47 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

Sample how it works (155.73 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics)
2012-11-29 15:05 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld Retired

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Description martinstingl 2012-05-11 03:59:36 UTC
It is not possible to use page styles in LibreOffice Draw.

This would be necessary to allow different page orientations (portrait/landscape) in one file.
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-11-29 06:17:34 UTC
*** Bug 57673 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-11-29 06:20:14 UTC
That never worked in OOo / LibO, limitation is inherited from OOo; see AOOo issue!
Comment 3 Jeremy 2012-11-29 13:19:49 UTC
Note that for issue as I observed it (Unable to set different backgrounds ('None' and 'Colour: Black') for different slides in a presentation.) Help page and message prompt indicate that setting different backgrounds is (i.e. should be) possible.
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-11-29 15:05:37 UTC
Created attachment 70795 [details]
Sample how it works

You can create different backgrounds easily in 'View -> Master View' (I checked with LibreOffice rc" German UI/ German Locale [Build-ID: 2ef5aff] {pull date 2012-11-28} on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) and then use different slide backgrounds as you can see in attached sample documents.

So it is easy to assign different backgrounds in a document, but I will have to check whether there is an "import" from an other document will work.

If you simple changed the "Default" background color in the document from where you imported a slide it's expected that the background color of the target document will be used. If in both documents Styles with the same name are used the Style definition of the target document will be used.
Comment 5 Jeremy 2012-11-30 01:41:14 UTC

Have played around some more: turns out my problem was down to trying to apply a background of 'None' (specifically) to an individual slide, i.e. not understanding how it comes together in this area.
Comment 6 Cor Nouws 2012-12-04 15:03:41 UTC
Hi @jeremy,
so we can close this as 'worksforme' ?
Comment 7 martinstingl 2012-12-04 15:10:12 UTC
The original issue (portrait/landscape in one file) has not been resolved so far. Please let it in its current state.
Comment 8 Cor Nouws 2012-12-07 19:59:27 UTC
OK, then I update the summary :-)
Comment 9 Tony 2013-01-21 23:47:03 UTC
Can I add to this request?
My requirement is to have different size pages with different orientations in the one document.
I use Visio and this is standard usage for drawings we create. Eg A4 cover page, A3 wiring diagrams etc. Sometimes go to A2 to fit it all in one the one page.
If we want uniform printing, we will print all to fit (scaled to one size - eg A3) otherwise individual pages get printed as required.

I am using LibreOffice on Win XP.

Comment 10 martinstingl 2013-03-08 12:12:27 UTC
Updated the topic to include the issue of different page sizes.
Comment 11 Owen Genat (retired) 2013-05-29 11:22:52 UTC
As per comment #2 I am including a link to the equivalent AOO bug, which has seen little attention in the nine years since it was raised. This is purely for information only.

Comment 12 Todd 2013-06-01 03:14:35 UTC

   I just got burned by this.  Can you guys add this to your next release?

Many thanks,
Comment 13 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-08-10 05:50:32 UTC
This bug started life as a request to implement page styles, but the summary has been edited to specify page orientation and page size (both of which are subsets / attributes of having a page style). I am amending the summary again for clarity. 

Importing either a Visio file (bug 61294) or PDF (bug 64990) with varying page sizes into Draw results in all pages being set to the same orientation / size.

Added Apache issue 26641 to See Also list. It is currently unconfirmed, but relates to page orientation i.e., is a subset of Apache issue 29234.
Comment 14 Kevin Suo 2014-10-15 07:49:12 UTC
*** Bug 61294 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 15 V Stuart Foote 2015-07-27 20:12:50 UTC
*** Bug 92953 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 16 Heiko Tietze 2016-06-21 13:20:20 UTC
*** Bug 44216 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 17 Weiwu 2017-07-03 07:30:05 UTC
Is this something depending on the document format (ODG)? I refer to the change of orientation or size, not necessarily introducing page-style.
Comment 18 Regina Henschel 2017-08-11 21:34:39 UTC
*** Bug 111702 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 19 Jon Piesing 2018-02-24 20:55:40 UTC
Incorrect importing of a PDF that mixes portrait and landscape orientations in the same file is a pain.
Comment 20 Shem Pasamba 2018-08-05 14:37:07 UTC
Is this feature supported by the ODF spec already? Meaning, can page styles be applied per page in draw in the SPEC?  That's because, if someone's going to implement this feature, it has to be designed properly first.
Comment 21 Heiko Tietze 2018-08-06 09:01:21 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 22 Regina Henschel 2018-08-06 09:46:31 UTC
The limitation is not in file format, but LibreOffice restricts it.
Comment 23 Gauthier 2018-11-01 13:09:25 UTC

Anyone know if there any plan to implement this feature?
Comment 24 Regina Henschel 2018-11-28 12:47:05 UTC
*** Bug 121632 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 25 Cor Nouws 2019-06-08 12:55:48 UTC
(In reply to Gauthier from comment #23)
> Anyone know if there any plan to implement this feature?
You can see if a bug has an assignee. This one has not.
Comment 26 Xisco Faulí 2019-12-02 12:54:44 UTC
Changing enhancement priority to 'high' since the number of people in CC is higher than 20
Comment 27 Scott Pitcher 2020-08-15 07:33:47 UTC
LibreDraw has in the last few years become a very useful took for editing PDF documents. I had to work with a 446 page PDF data sheet for a CPU family and weed out the irrelevant pages. Previously I would have used PDF MOD for this but it fails with some modern PDFs. But Draw imported the PDF and I was able to go through and chop out pages I didn't want, and put highlight boxes and other annotations around information that needed it. The only problem was a large number of pages have tables in the PDF shown in landscape mode. To fix those pages I had to rotate the content by 90 degrees plus reset the x y offset to 0. If Draw could have different page size and orientation for different pages that would be very useful. Even for my own Engineering work I've used it for many industrial process flow drawings in the last 2 years, and a few times I've needed mix page size, perhaps some A2 drawings with an A3 on the last page. Yes, you can do them as separate documents but it's much easier to keep the body of work in the one document and share the styles and other formatting. Please do implement different page format and size in Draw. Please.
Comment 28 Buovjaga 2020-08-30 17:53:48 UTC
*** Bug 132665 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 29 Simon Li 2020-10-06 16:06:11 UTC Comment hidden (me-too)
Comment 30 Marc Pare 2021-01-21 04:50:15 UTC Comment hidden (me-too)
Comment 31 MiltonR 2021-03-03 21:04:05 UTC Comment hidden (me-too)
Comment 32 Aron Budea 2021-07-21 13:11:35 UTC
*** Bug 143473 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 33 Chentao 2021-08-17 11:38:36 UTC Comment hidden (me-too)
Comment 34 koze 2021-10-01 21:48:34 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 35 koze 2021-10-01 21:48:51 UTC Comment hidden (me-too, obsolete)
Comment 36 Stepan Novotny 2023-04-16 08:53:41 UTC
I create separate PDF documents in Draw, and then I combine them. Painful I know but it works.