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Bug 79782 - FORMATTING: Add clear notification (...) that Format > Page is used for all sheets by default..
Summary: FORMATTING: Add clear notification (...) that Format > Page is used for all s...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
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Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Whiteboard: BSA
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Blocks: Page-Dialog
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Reported: 2014-06-07 23:35 UTC by Eric
Modified: 2017-07-11 22:33 UTC (History)
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Description Eric 2014-06-07 23:35:15 UTC
Problem description:
There is no format option that allows sheets in Calc to have individual formatting.  For example, I might want one tab to have a page size/orientation of A4 Portrait and the remaining sheets to be A3 Landscape.  

This functionality is provided in Microsoft Excel.
Refer to bug 66619

Steps to reproduce:
1. Select a sheet by clicking on its tab
2. Format > Page menu
3. Select "Page" tab
4. In "Format" combo box select "A4" size
5. Select the "Portrait" radio button in the "Orientation" group
6. Select a different sheet and set Format = A3 and Orientation = Landscape

Current behavior:
The page size for all sheets is set to the settings applied.

Expected behavior:
Only the selected page(s) should adopt the new settings.
              
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: 4.2.4.2 release
Comment 1 Eric 2014-06-07 23:37:43 UTC
Relates to bug 66619 already submitted.
Comment 2 Cor Nouws 2014-06-08 08:22:17 UTC
Hi Eric,

You can apply a different page style via Format > Styles and Formatting.
If needed, pls look in the Help or ask support from the users.
  http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/community-support/
Ciao,
Cor
Comment 3 Ljiljan 2014-11-16 20:04:02 UTC
I thought we could send suggestion here as well. Afterall, when you click on Help menu, there is "Send feedback" which redirects here...

Yes, you can change page orientation through styles and formatting (1% of people find this obvious). But why not through Format -> Page?
Comment 4 Cor Nouws 2014-11-16 20:20:39 UTC
Hi Ljiljan,

(In reply to Ljiljan from comment #3)
> I thought we could send suggestion here as well. Afterall, when you click on
> Help menu, there is "Send feedback" which redirects here...

This page, I expect:  http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/feedback/ ?

> Yes, you can change page orientation through styles and formatting (1% of
> people find this obvious). But why not through Format -> Page?

You can do that, but that changes orientation of all pages at once. You can give each page a separate style, but then the next obvious question is: I want all my pages to be landscape? 
Of course, current behaviour can be changed, but ATM I would not know why I should suggest to do so. Styles are useful at many fronts, so I always hope that people start to use them ;)
Comment 5 Ljiljan 2014-11-16 20:52:48 UTC
I've always thought of sheet as seperate page with different attributes... therefore, changing page orientation for current sheet should affect only current sheet. However, my point is that I found it difficult to figure out for the first time how to change it. I even thought this was bug... maybe we could put some note (description) when going to Format -> Page that users should use Styles to change page orientation for specific sheet? 


>>> http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/feedback/

Yes... when you write "enhancment" it is reported as a bug...
Comment 6 Cor Nouws 2014-11-17 21:52:36 UTC
(In reply to Ljiljan from comment #5)

> for the first time how to change it. I even thought this was bug... maybe we
> could put some note (description) when going to Format -> Page that users
> should use Styles to change page orientation for specific sheet? 

;)
Note that the window says Page style..
But OK.

How about the current title of this issue?

Cheers
Comment 7 Cor Nouws 2014-11-17 21:52:47 UTC
 .. and New
Comment 8 Ljiljan 2014-11-18 09:20:33 UTC
It's a good compromise... :) 

Maybe help button that will lead to explanation how to apply styles could be added as well.

Anyway, I just figure out that all sheets are forced to have same headers and footers?
Comment 9 Cor Nouws 2014-11-18 22:39:50 UTC
(In reply to Ljiljan from comment #8)

> Anyway, I just figure out that all sheets are forced to have same headers
> and footers?

All sheets with the same style ... yes :)