Bug 95575 - Multiple-page view should automatically zoom out pages
Summary: Multiple-page view should automatically zoom out pages
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: topicUI
Depends on:
Blocks: Multi-Page-View
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Reported: 2015-11-04 17:07 UTC by Timur
Modified: 2020-03-09 13:28 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Multiple-page view zoom (34.59 KB, image/jpeg)
2015-11-04 17:07 UTC, Timur

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Description Timur 2015-11-04 17:07:49 UTC
Created attachment 120264 [details]
Multiple-page view zoom

Current behavior: 
if we click on multiple-page view icon, we get 2 pages only if already zoomed, otherwise we need to zoom further, so it looks like nothing happens if, for example, zoom is first set to 100%

Expected behavior: 
when we click on multiple-page view icon, Writer should automatically zoom out pages if not already zoomed, depending on canvas size
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2015-11-10 13:17:04 UTC
I'm not sure, if it would be smart to change this (especially as multi-page can be bigger than 2), so I'll cycle this through UX.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2016-09-07 14:04:28 UTC
That's a valid request: With 100% zoom you do not see any effect when switching from single page to multiple page preview (at least on Qt with a dark theme the icon gives no indication too, no highlighting for instance). 

The proposal is to adjust in that case the zoom factor so that fits two pages. When going back to single page I would also change the zoom factor from 65% or whatever it is on the actual system to 100%.

Removing needsUX, proposing EasyHack. NEEDINFO: Please add codepointers.
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2016-09-07 14:43:25 UTC
Hmm, something probably should be done with it. 

But there is an interesting interplay between the status bar zoom slide widget and the multi-page view state.  Depending on canvas size the zoom scale at which the multi-page view displays more than one page shifts. It recalculates as the canvas size is dragged larger or smaller (e.g. by expanding Writer's windows frame, or adjusting the Sidebar deck).

Meaning we'll have issues with a fixed zoom factor--not small enough and only one page will continue to show as currently, too small and user will have to adjust with the zoom slider.
Comment 4 jani 2016-09-08 07:41:12 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Xisco Faulí 2016-09-27 10:36:05 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 jani 2016-10-25 13:45:13 UTC
acc. consultation, this is quite difficult to implement.
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2018-10-09 02:53:26 UTC Comment hidden (no-value, obsolete)
Comment 8 Xisco Faulí 2020-03-09 13:28:36 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)