[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 87842] Writer zoom at "page width", option to eliminate 3d page edge and gutter

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[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 87842] Writer zoom at "page width", option to eliminate 3d page edge and gutter

https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87842

V Stuart Foote <[hidden email]> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|REOPENED                    |NEW
            Summary|Writer zoom at "page width" |Writer zoom at "page
                   |view without grey space     |width", option to eliminate
                   |                            |3d page edge and gutter

--- Comment #11 from V Stuart Foote <[hidden email]> ---
@orion,
(In reply to orion from comment #9)
> Thus, my conclusion remains: it would be *really* easy to just have an
> option that doesn't include the gutter.
>

You are of course welcome to dig into the code and prove so, patches always
welcome. ;-)

> I have yet to see an actual argument for the *function and utility* of the
> gutter. What does it do? What information does it provide that justifies its
> existence? I don't think there is any. I think you're all just really used
> to it being there.

Presence of the gutter--the gap on all four edges between documents page edge
and the GUI window frame (or the ruler/scrollbar widgets)--more specifically
defines the edge of the page as its lay out specifies.  As noted, the width of
the gutter scales with the zoom level, and could likely be reduced--however,
representation of the page edge uses a 3d shadowing that would be eliminated,
or would not look correct with too great a reduction of the gutter. It exists
because most users prefer to have a clear page edge delineation.

So what you are asking, in reality is to replace the existing page edge with a
flat 1px border in a color appropriate to the UI, and to reduce or eliminate
the gutter. The "page width" zoom level would redraw to that value to fit
within window frame - scrollbar/ruler widgets.

It should be clear that it would be very unsightly should the page edges simply
meet the window frame, or scrollbar(s), or ruler widget(s). A subdued 1px
border is the minimum.

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