Bug 89024 - Being able to set your preferred view in new documents
Summary: Being able to set your preferred view in new documents
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
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Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Options-Dialog
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Reported: 2015-02-01 21:25 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2017-04-26 15:33 UTC (History)
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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-02-01 21:25:02 UTC
Stumbled on a user (https://twitter.com/dangillmor/status/561613904237715456) who wanted to have documents default web layout over print layout and the solutions available on ask libreoffice ( http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/1835/changing-the-default-layout/ ) are to write a macro or create a new template with web layout set in it.

I think both solutions are bandages and not real solutions and this feature should be selectable in Tools > Options > LibreOffice Writer > View.
Comment 1 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-02-02 14:39:59 UTC
Component is ux-advise, so
Status -> NEW
Comment 2 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-25 04:44:45 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2017-04-26 13:23:47 UTC
Good idea. Though being not a fan of too many option we should rather store the last view setting. So once the web preview is enabled it would be restored at the next session.
Comment 4 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-04-26 14:21:26 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #3)
> Good idea. Though being not a fan of too many option we should rather store
> the last view setting. So once the web preview is enabled it would be
> restored at the next session.

Saving the last view into the user profile, when that is saved as document-level setting isnt a good idea in my view because you couldnt retain the setting across various documents you may open. Users want to be able to set that all newly created documents be opened in a particular view.

@Cor, @Regina, @Stuart: Whats your take?
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2017-04-26 15:06:21 UTC
(In reply to Yousuf Philips (jay) from comment #4)
> document-level setting...

Talking about session level so not depending on a document but account.
Comment 6 V Stuart Foote 2017-04-26 15:33:45 UTC
Per document the last edited "view" is remembered.

What is not now possible now is to force the GUI into one of the view modes on launch--in this case Print vs. Web

And for this--the control needs to go somewhere Tools -> Options -> [module] -> View makes the most sense, with the setting recorded per module to each users "registrymodifications.xcu"

IMHO this as orthogonal to additional work needed to resolve bug 75644, not only as to size and placement of the module's window--but also its view mode.

Caolán got things started with
https://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=b1314f22eb8de4359b5360194c04996351e9a6c2

which gave us framework and got us partway on the Sidebar for bug 67770

And now similar is going to be needed for recording customization of all the MUFFIN assemblages.