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Re: Bug filed on openoffice-writer 2.3.0 problem with Landscape Printing



On Tue, 2007-11-06 at 09:30 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-11-03 at 16:24 -0600, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > > > > > > ----
> > > > > > > I haven't seen it stated yet but there are print options that don't
> > > > > > > consider page options and so I would think that it is a distinct
> > > > > > > advantage to have the 'Format => Page' options separate from the 'Print
> > > > > > > => Properties'
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > For example...
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > If you want to print 4 page up on a single sheet of paper...you might
> > > > > > > choose US Letter size in Landscape mode in Format => Page but choose to
> > > > > > > print 4 of those per page in Landscape mode on Ledger size paper.
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > Craig
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > I am sorry but what you are saying makes no sense. How exactly would you
> > > > > > do what you are suggesting. How do you get OOwrite tp print anything 4
> > > > > > per page in Landscape mode on Ledger paper?
> > > > > ----
> > > > > of course it doesn't make sense to you - that's why you filed the
> > > > > bugzilla.
> > > > > 
> > > > > I suppose that if you have any curiosity, you'll figure it out and close
> > > > > your bugzilla entry.
> > > > > Craig
> > > > Or you could stop being snippy and explain it to me. Just imagine if the answer to every
> > > > question of the Fedora List was "if you have any curiosity, you'll
> > > > figure it out"
> > > ----
> > > I think I gave you the recipe above - rather than test it out, you post
> > > again. It wasn't intended to snippy beyond the obvious thought that you
> > > could at least try it on your own.
> > > 
> > > In consideration that you don't understand the difference between page
> > > layout and document format consider a 'Presentation' document with 20
> > > slides. In your view, each slide would necessarily have to be on
> > > separate pages.
> > > 
> > > If you choose 'Format => Page => US Letter / Landscape' and then in
> > > Print => Properties choose to print 4 per page in Landscape mode, you
> > > get 5 pages with 4 slides per page.
> > > 
> > > Craig
> > > 
> > In order to understand each other we have to be talking about the same
> > thing. I was discussing File->Printer Setup -> Properties
> > and you are discussing File->Print->Properties.
> > 
> > Nothing would stop you from choosing Landscape under either of these
> > Properties tabs. Then you could go to File->Print-> Page Setup and
> > choose 4 pages per page. Why should you have to go to Format-> Page at
> > all?
> ----
> All I have on my desktop at the moment is FC6
> 
> Anyway, I am not certain why you would expect 
> 
> File => Printer Setup => Properties
> 
> to have anything to do with the current document formatting whatsoever.
> Are you suggesting that this shouldn't be called Printer Setup b I saidut
> rather Document Setup and thus duplicative of Format => Page?
> 
> Nothing you are going to say is going to change the fact that document
> properties and printer properties are in the case of OpenOffice.org, two
> entirely separate things. I appreciate that not all programs offer the
> distinction but I would think that it inures to the flexibility of
> openoffice.org and would prefer not to dumb it down because someone
> doesn't get it.
> 
> CraigI
I explained this all in the message you are responding to, You either 
accept what I said or you don't. But it is clear to me that the
developers of openpffice are doing what I said they were doing.




 

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