Bug 50417 - Page Preview: Add buttons for landscape / portrait page orientation
Summary: Page Preview: Add buttons for landscape / portrait page orientation
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: UNO-Command-New
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Reported: 2012-05-28 01:44 UTC by gleppert
Modified: 2023-02-21 15:34 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Example of page orientation buttons in Firefox page preview (13.10 KB, image/png)
2012-06-25 15:18 UTC, gleppert

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Description gleppert 2012-05-28 01:44:34 UTC
When using page preview in Calc, it would improve usability if landscape or portrait page orientation could be directly changed in the preview window (and not via opening the "Format page" window and clicking on -> Page -> Orientation").
Please add buttons for "Landscape" and "Portrait" in the preview window.

Changing page orientation is likely one of the most often applied preferences when printing a spreadsheet. The other often used settings are already directly accessible in the page preview window and are nicely implemented: The Zoom Slider and the adjustment of Margins. Only page orientation is missing.
Comment 1 gleppert 2012-06-25 15:18:36 UTC
Created attachment 63467 [details]
Example of page orientation buttons in Firefox page preview
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2016-09-13 14:41:43 UTC
Yes, it would be preferable to switch between landscape and portrait.
Comment 3 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-09-14 01:19:59 UTC
Print preview is a read only mode, we would likely need to create uno commands that work in that mode to change the page orientation. We have the .uno:Orientation group button that is available in the notebookbar, but it is only usable in writer and is disabled in print preview mode.

@Szymon: Any thoughts?
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2019-11-29 13:27:00 UTC
Changing priority back to 'medium' since the number of duplicates is lower than 5
Comment 5 Xisco Faulí 2020-03-09 13:28:04 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 6 Ann Witbrock 2023-02-21 15:34:19 UTC
I also encountered this missing feature today, in Calc

Print Preview seems pointless without it.

An alternative way for a user to achieve this is view the Print function, and set Orientation to Landscape. Unfortunately, the Orientation setting is not saved on leaving the popup.