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How do I switch view to industry standard? [closed]

asked 2018-04-18 14:14:14 +0200

KirkFraser gravatar image

Your definition of views suck. I want to be able to see when I have filled a page and have text wrap to the size of the Writer display which is often smaller than the entire monitor width. Because of bad eyesight I use a 50" monitor but I would like to size your window to about half the monitor width and still see the page, depending on font setting. Is it called page magnify or zoom perhaps? Where do I find this control? THanks.

Being familiar with an .html server I must say your web page view is wrong. Standard .html wraps to fit all the text into the browser. The various trick servers that do not do this should not be considered in Writer as web view. Maybe give it some other more appropriate name and provide a standard .html view for web view.

Your normal view which runs all pages together sucks. You should create a normal that is closer to the standard used by OpenOffice or an old version of MS Word. The newer Microsoft stuff is so confusing they forced me to look for alternatives like yours. If you have a reason to keep this view, call it something accurate like one page or run-on view.

While you are fixing things, please adjust your save button so it goes not active when the document has been saved and no changes have been made. A bit of assurance nothing more is needed to secure the document is helpful.

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Your definition of views suck.

your web page view is wrong

Your normal view … sucks.

You are a) arrogant for such statements, and b) stupid for posting this arrogant stuff here, in a forum supported by a bunch of volunteers.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2018-04-18 14:19:05 +0200 )edit

What's your question?
See also this guideline.
This is a site where users try to help users. It's neither a complaint box nor the place where developers look for ideas if they got bored lacking another task..

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2018-04-18 14:23:37 +0200 )edit

No help from you two. Why did you not try to either answer the question or refer me to wherever developers look? Maybe this forum should have a button to click for developer level conversations.

KirkFraser gravatar imageKirkFraser ( 2018-04-18 14:46:13 +0200 )edit

Thank you for sucking along.

erAck gravatar imageerAck ( 2018-04-18 14:51:34 +0200 )edit

There is just nothing to answer because you did not ask any question.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2018-04-18 14:53:41 +0200 )edit

Why post a comment if you cannot read? Go to a school. Learn how to read question marks and the words in front of them. The first question is the title How do I switch view to industry standard? The rest of my post explains it and has more ?

KirkFraser gravatar imageKirkFraser ( 2018-04-18 15:06:45 +0200 )edit

Downvoted because bug reports and feature requests are off-topic for this site. Zoom can be found at View -> Zoom or in the lower right corner of the window.

Jim K gravatar imageJim K ( 2018-04-18 15:13:08 +0200 )edit

Quoting @KirkFraser; "... How do I switch view to industry standard?"
I found even an additional two strings with a question mark at the end:
"Is it called page magnify or zoom perhaps? Where do I find this control?".
I had to realize that not every string looking like a question is one.
What is "industry standard" in the context?
What is the "it" I'm asked the name of? What is "this control"?
Instead of whining concise but clear questions were in demand.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2018-04-18 16:36:30 +0200 )edit

"Standard .html wraps to fit all the text into the browser." There are a wide variety of things that html can do, and that is only one of them. I think before you start cussing again, you should take a hard look at how little you actually know. But it's your choice. If it were me, I would try to learn, rather than blame your ignorance on others. DuckDuckGo: 'the victim triangle' (also called 'the drama triangle').

EasyTrieve gravatar imageEasyTrieve ( 2018-04-18 19:02:46 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-04-18 16:43:14 +0200

Lupp gravatar image

updated 2018-04-18 18:14:13 +0200

gabix gravatar image

Reconsidering this all, there may be one question I can filter from the original post:
How can I zoom into the view of the document's content?
-1- The main menu item 'View' has an entry 'Zoom'.
-2- If (again under 'View') the 'Status Bar' is checked, there is a condensed area for zoom settings at the right end of that status bar.

As far as I know LibreOffice cannot offer any zoom-like tools for its frame. The settings for it and probably a "magnifying tool" for everything are left to the Operating System or its add-ons, imo.

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answered 2018-04-18 18:40:23 +0200

KirkFraser gravatar image

The one comment by Jim K and the answer above which address Zoom appear to take care of my need, thank you.

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If it was my only concern how to take care of my own need, I didn't contribute here.
We have to consider the needs of others all our lives.
He who asks a question has to consider the needs of those who may try to answer by asking his question in the best way he can.
Part of this always is: No whining!

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2018-04-18 18:59:58 +0200 )edit

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