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Writer: cannot have different zoom in document new window

asked 2017-08-12 20:37:38 +0200

paravantis gravatar image

updated 2017-08-13 09:04:29 +0200

I report two problems with zoom when I select a new window on the current document, in LibreOffice x64 Writer on Windows 10.

So, if I select Window > New Window, to get a different view of the document I am working on:

(1) I cannot set a different zoom for that new window. Whatever zoom I select, applies to both windows. This is not how Microsoft Word 2016 behaves.

(2) Moreover, if the zoom is less than Fit width on the second window, the document page is aligned to the left of the screen, instead of being centered, as in the original window.

This behavior is annoying, because it helps me to be able to work on one section of a document (fit width) while having a different section of the document open in another window, with two pages displaying side by side (which is not a problem in Microsoft Word 2016).

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answered 2017-08-12 21:08:55 +0200

Mike Kaganski gravatar image

This is an enhancement request, (a valid one I must say) - and it is placed in a wrong place. Please use Bugzilla for things like this.

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I understand @Mike Kaganski.

I prefer to bother Bugzilla with yet another request after I have put any issue to the test of the community here.

paravantis gravatar imageparavantis ( 2017-08-12 21:10:11 +0200 )edit

Well, that's counter-productive for community. You expect someone to take effort here, and after that, someone to do something there. When the effort "there" is required anyway.

If a topic belongs to Bugzilla, please do it there right away. If it turns out that the request/report is erroneous (e.g., NOTUORBUG), it's often easier to find out that there, and close it there, then to try doing that here.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-08-12 21:45:15 +0200 )edit

I respectfully disagree. People who respond at Bugzilla are developers. Their time is more valuable than the time of an average community user here, certainly mine (as a new user). Therefore I prefer to ask a question here, where other users have a chance to respond, before I escalate it to Bugzilla.

Nevertheless, I take your feedback into consideration. Perhaps as I will become a more experienced user of LibreOffice, I will have a better feel for what should be reported directly to Bugzilla.

paravantis gravatar imageparavantis ( 2017-08-12 21:48:09 +0200 )edit

:) thanks for that high value of our time :)

But actually, first the Bugzilla issues are processed by triagers - and they are mostly users, too (though experienced in triaging). Only after a bug had been independently confirmed by another user, a developer would usually look at it.

So, your method takes time of users twice :)

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-08-12 22:11:33 +0200 )edit

I cannot disagree with a post containing three smiles :)

Many thanks for your time Mike.

paravantis gravatar imageparavantis ( 2017-08-12 22:13:54 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-08-12 21:20:27 +0200

paravantis gravatar image

Request for enhancement submitted here:

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