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Bug 72176 - Calc default zoom level is too high, could use more screen estate
Summary: Calc default zoom level is too high, could use more screen estate
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2013-11-30 17:09 UTC by Emir Sarı (away)
Modified: 2014-12-19 16:03 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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100% Zoom Level (107.03 KB, image/png)
2013-11-30 17:12 UTC, Emir Sarı (away)
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80% Zoom Level (112.48 KB, image/png)
2013-11-30 17:13 UTC, Emir Sarı (away)
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Description Emir Sarı (away) 2013-11-30 17:09:41 UTC
Hello,

Default zoom level on Calc (100%) is too high, and displays less cells than it could. 

My suggestion would be setting the zoom level to (80%), so that the screen could display more cells, but it would be still readable. 

Attaching screenshots for comparison.
Comment 1 Emir Sarı (away) 2013-11-30 17:12:34 UTC
Created attachment 90032 [details]
100% Zoom Level
Comment 2 Emir Sarı (away) 2013-11-30 17:13:41 UTC
Created attachment 90033 [details]
80% Zoom Level
Comment 3 Adolfo Jayme 2013-11-30 18:17:58 UTC
I don't understand the logic behind this. Why do we want bigger default icons (bug 68174) and smaller content size? And FWIW I already struggle trying to see things at 100 % with my myopia. But putting my visual deficiencies aside, I don't find it logical to not use "100 %" as a default zoom level. What's next, using 75 % for Writer? I don't think a window is meant to display all of a sheet's content by default, that's why scrollbars exist.
Comment 4 Emir Sarı (away) 2013-11-30 18:39:06 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> I don't understand the logic behind this. Why do we want bigger default
> icons (bug 68174) and smaller content size? And FWIW I already struggle
> trying to see things at 100 % with my myopia. But putting my visual
> deficiencies aside, I don't find it logical to not use "100 %" as a default
> zoom level. What's next, using 75 % for Writer? I don't think a window is
> meant to display all of a sheet's content by default, that's why scrollbars
> exist.

We need bigger default icons, because small icons look really awful (at least on Mac systems). And there is not much difference on pixels they use.

It is not about smaller content size, it is about showing more content. In Writer it is essential to show big content to have more control on it, but in Calc we need more content displayed on screen. When I look at Calc, I remember my first computer with 1024x768 resolution and me trying to learn Excel 95 on it.

BTW, Office uses 2.29cm column width by default, Calc uses 2.26cm but looks bigger. Instead of setting zoom ratio, default view ratio could also be altered alternatively. Office uses 100% by default.
Comment 5 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2013-12-01 09:35:11 UTC
If you prefer to see more columns you should create and use your own default template. Instead of changing (in your default template) the zoom level, another option is to change the column width.

For me your proposition is not en enhancement.

Best regards. JBF