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show all page boundaries in libreoffice writer [closed]

asked 2017-12-18 23:12:14 +0200

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updated 2020-08-06 15:00:25 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

In libreoffie writer I would like to see all page boundaries (for header, footer, and text) at the same time. This would be necessary for deciding the page layout. How can I turn it on? Currently I can see the boundaries only for the area which I edit. I use libreoffice 4.3.



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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
close date 2020-08-06 15:00:41.981182


Could you elaborate a bit? Do you want to see several pages simultaneously?

Meanwhile, have you fiddled with Tools->Options, LO->Appearance, LO Writer->Formatting Aids and other settings?

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2017-12-19 08:44:53 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-12-19 12:38:40 +0200

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updated 2017-12-19 12:39:37 +0200

As far as I can understand, there is a maximum of three text areas you want to get a border line for if Formatting Marks is switched on (also controlling the group Formatting Aids set via options). This for any page in the current view.

As a friend of much as possible of openly visible information, and declining any hiding of info where not unavoidable, I would judge this desire perfectly reasonable. However, there isn't yet an enhancement request to that effect, seemingly.

If an enhancement gets implemented at all there are two main alternatives I see:
-1- Show all or none of the mentioned areas (if existing at all) simultaneously, controlled by Toggle Formatting Marks.
-2- Add three related items under Formatting Aids to Options > LibreOffice Writer > Formatting Aids > Display of

I am considering to post an "enhancement bug" concerning this issue.
I would prefer -1-. What's your opinion, @suseuser04 ?

Slightly related: bug (enhancement) tdf# 33304 of 2011-01-20.

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