Download it now!
Bug 91945 - FORMATTING: Header and Footer margins are in addition to page margins, negative margins not allowed
Summary: FORMATTING: Header and Footer margins are in addition to page margins, negat...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
URL:
Whiteboard:
Keywords:
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Header-Footer Page-Margins
  Show dependency treegraph
 
Reported: 2015-06-08 19:29 UTC by Gordo
Modified: 2017-06-16 13:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:


Attachments

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.
Description Gordo 2015-06-08 19:29:20 UTC
The help states that you should:  “Enter the amount of space to leave between the left edge of the page and the left edge of the header.”  The same for the right margin.  What is actually happening is that the header margin is added on to the page margin.  It should be possible to have a header that is wider than the page margin.

1. New Text Document.
2. Format → Page and set margins to 2 cm.
3. Switch to Header tab.
4. Set Header On.
5. Set Left Margin to 1.00 cm and OK.
Expected Result:
Header left margin is 1.00 cm (from left edge of page).
Actual Result:
Header left margin is 3.00 cm (from left edge of page).

A negative number cannot be entered.

If this a bug and the header and footer margins are made to take into account the page edge then the default settings for them should be the page margins.  So if the left page margin is 2.00 cm then the header right margin should say 2.00 cm.  There would also be the issue of backwards compatibility.

If this is not a bug then the help should be updated to say that the header cannot be wider than the page margins or that it is in addition to the page margins.

There are workarounds such as changing the indents of the paragraph.

Windows Vista 64
Version: 4.4.3.2
Build ID: 88805f81e9fe61362df02b9941de8e38a9b5fd16
Comment 1 A (Andy) 2015-12-27 10:26:23 UTC
I agree there is an inconsistency.  I suppose that the help should be updated as the header margin is meant from the page margin and not the page edge (you can also see it in the small preview).
Comment 2 Cor Nouws 2016-05-09 08:24:17 UTC
(In reply to A (Andy) from comment #1)
> I agree there is an inconsistency.  I suppose that the help should be
> updated as the header margin is meant from the page margin and not the page
> edge (you can also see it in the small preview).

Yep, good idea. See bug 99739
Setting this issue as enhancement.