Bug 85719 - Add "page width minus margins" width for frames
Summary: Add "page width minus margins" width for frames
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Frame-Dialog
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Reported: 2014-10-31 21:42 UTC by Victor Porton
Modified: 2018-02-18 16:07 UTC (History)
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Description Victor Porton 2014-10-31 21:42:08 UTC
Width of frames can be set either as: 1. relative to paragraph area or 2. relative to page width.

I propose to add the third option: relative to the page width minus page margins. This is distinct from paragraph area width as in the case if there are more than one column.

In other words, I want to set frame width relative to the summary width of all columns plus the space between columns.
Comment 1 Victor Porton 2014-10-31 21:55:10 UTC
Probably we also should have "relative to section width".

For example now I edit a document with a two-column section. I want an figure to be of the width of the entire section, not just the width of one of the two columns.
Comment 2 Cor Nouws 2014-10-31 22:14:06 UTC
Nice idea Victor
Comment 3 Regina Henschel 2018-02-18 16:07:19 UTC
One problem is, that there exist no position values, that refer to the section or to a section column. All existing position values refer to page or to paragraph or, in case of anchor to/as character, to character. So if you would have a relative width/height based on section width/height, you were not able to position the image or frame relative to the section.

Having a customize base for the relative width/height is tracked in issue https://issues.oasis-open.org/browse/OFFICE-3854