Bug 88105 - STATUSBAR: Disabling page number counting in web layout
Summary: STATUSBAR: Disabling page number counting in web layout
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Statusbar Writer-Web-Layout
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Reported: 2015-01-06 12:17 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2022-07-27 04:34 UTC (History)
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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-01-06 12:17:40 UTC
When opening a document (e.g. attachment 105386 [details]) and then clicking web layout causes the page numbering to count down from '1 of 73' to '1 of 1' as its doing repagination, but as all documents in web layout are only a single page, so there isnt a need to refresh the page count in the statusbar.
Comment 1 serdar 2015-02-12 16:45:07 UTC
Seconded. I've also noticed that there's a kind of "repagination jank" that takes place when switching to Web layout with a long document and then moving to the end of the document (or anywhere else in the body). The document seems to "creep" upwards in the window as the repagination process takes place in the background.
Comment 2 Marcus 2015-03-02 02:36:52 UTC
I can confirm both (related) issues occur and are not only annoying but the latter significantly impacts productivity so won't be switching to using LibreOffice until these issues are addressed.
Comment 3 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-25 04:44:47 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2017-08-29 15:13:51 UTC
As there are no pages in web view mode it makes no sense to count and show 'page 1 of x' (when loading the counting aborts at some arbitrary point and after switching from normal to web it counts down very slowly; tested with 6.0 master). 

So please do not start counting and hide the text in the statusbar (but keep the panel to make the UI not jumping).

(removing needsUX; and it's a bug IMHO so no enhancement)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2018-08-30 02:51:03 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Ahiijny 2019-01-21 16:16:37 UTC
Build ID: libreoffice-
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: en-CA (en_CA.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded

Web view repagination is still a thing.
Comment 7 Mike Kaganski 2020-07-26 22:01:21 UTC
Just a note. Our "Web view" has pages. So it may show you "page 1 of 2" or anything like that.

Just our Web view "page" is 10 meter long - see BROWSE_HEIGHT in sw/source/core/inc/frmtool.hxx. We fake the "infinite" space with this trick - unfortunately.
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2022-07-27 03:37:50 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Mike Kaganski 2022-07-27 04:34:26 UTC
I close it. Until the pages *do* exist, their count is not a wrong thing, and may be even helpful in finding problems happening an the page borders like bug 148636.

The real thing that is needed is complete reimplementation of the "page" concept in the Web view, which is out of scope of this "tweak status bar a little" issue.