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I can't find "shrink one page"

asked 2018-06-12 15:52:52 +0200

PJRastrick gravatar image

updated 2018-06-12 17:13:46 +0200

Where was it? I've used it before. Where has it gone?

When I go to print a text document, I have previously been able to shrink it to fit -in MS Word the command is called "Shrink to Fit", but in Writer I think it is called "Shrink One Page". I have used it fairly recently, but cannot now find it

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I have no idea what you're talking about, and I've been using LibO for years! Please edit into your question all relevant information (OS, LibO version, etc.), and elaborate the funcationality you seem to be missing. Thanks!

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2018-06-12 16:08:34 +0200 )edit

When I go to print a text document, I have previously been able to shrink it to fit -in MS Word the command is called "Shrink to Fit", but in Writer I think it is called "Shrink One Page". I have used it fairly recently, but cannot now find it

PJRastrick gravatar imagePJRastrick ( 2018-06-12 17:11:00 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-06-12 17:46:21 +0200

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updated 2018-06-12 17:50:09 +0200

Shrink One Page is a Word command.
No longer on the menus.
You can add it to the Quick Access Toolbar.
Customize Quick Access Toolbar > More Commands > All Commands > Shrink One Page
Select it and Add.

Not aware of a similar command in LO Writer.

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answered 2018-06-12 17:13:53 +0200

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updated 2018-06-12 17:30:03 +0200

You probably meant a pdf viewer like Evince, Foxit, Acroread. They are able to fit to printout format (shrink or enlarge), because they are based on graphic format.

You may have a similar effect by using following extension: paraDTP - this extension is some years old and I could not find current development, but it suitably worked on LO 5.x, 6.x and OO 4.x. Give it a try. Different effect compared to pdf readers: You can diminish font size and line distance... (similar to Word, AFAIK).

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So are you thinking I might have not used it with Writer or Calc, but it may have been an Adobe file? I suppose this is possible. And when you say use an extension, do you mean when I save the Writer file, i substitute .paraDTP for .ODT ?

PJRastrick gravatar imagePJRastrick ( 2018-06-12 17:18:28 +0200 )edit

For Calc you don't have to use paraDTP, it is able to enlarge and diminish itself for printout!

For Writer you can install paraDTP extension via menu Tools > Extension Manager > Add > paraDTP.oxt (ParaDTP-0.8.3.oxt)

After a new start of Writer the icon is located (should be) around Standard toolbar or you may show it (menu View > Toolbars > paraDTP toolbar).

Select some text and try the extension. It is able to alter the above mentioned values. Save your document as odt file, no other.

Grantler gravatar imageGrantler ( 2018-06-12 17:26:42 +0200 )edit
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