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asked 2012-04-16 03:27:56 +0200Bruce Fraser
Does Writer have something equivalent to Microsoft Word's "Normal view"?
This has been an issue with OpenOffice Writer from the beginning. The infamous "Bug 4914" made this request 10 years ago, and still nothing has happened over there. [https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=4914]
Have the LibreOffice folk, with your break from the old ways, decided to tackle this?
answered 2012-04-16 06:55:06 +0200Pedro
The same request was added to the LibreOffice bug tracker back in June 2011. I just changed the status to Enhancement, but it doesn't seem to be a priority for this project either ;)
If many people are interested in this feature (and don't have the knowledge to code it) maybe they could join and set a bounty for adding this feature, like someone did for this one:
answered 2013-03-04 20:29:06 +0200horst
Has anyone tried the "Web Layout"? You can use the whole screen width to write. Drawback: NO visible page breaks (-----).
answered 2013-03-04 00:31:40 +0200meika
(commenting tool is not easily found)
this is absolutely necessary for working with longer documents, the waste of screen real estate for useless headers & footers and showing the WYSIWYG pages is a complete pain for anyone needing to deal quickly with a lot of text.... especially if the source is from, say, someone advertising a job and one is working through replying to a set of criteria, please think of the job seeker
answered 2013-02-08 03:38:03 +0200ROSt52
@Me I agree with you that a "Normal View" (MSO) or "Distraction Free View" (Michael Longval in Bug 37967 ) would be good, and I support this enhancement request. However, until we have this feature, Writer can be used by serious writers as well. Let's hope we get enough dev-power that the enhancement can be tackled soon.
answered 2013-02-08 00:17:08 +0200Me
So long as that issue persists, the Writer cannot be considered seriously for heavy duty users. Sorry to be blunt, but it has been more than ten years...
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Asked: 2012-04-16 03:27:56 +0200
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