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[Solved] Continuous page view in Draw

PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:54 pm
by cassini
Hi,

I have a drawing which extends over several pages.
Is it possible to have a "continuous page view" and to scroll the pages almost seamlessly ?


Thanks

Re: Continuous page view in Draw

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:02 am
by keme
cassini wrote:Is it possible to have a "continuous page view" and to scroll the pages almost seamlessly ?

Not in Draw that I know about.

If you export to pdf it should be possible, but then you are not in "edit mode" anymore.

You can define a page size to allow your entire drawing. Then you can scroll in both dimensions, zoom in on details and pan out for the full picture.
When printing a page size which doesn't fit to available paper, you will get the option to either print on multiple sheets or shrink to fit one sheet. You then need to manually take care of object placements, so you don't spread objects across sheet boundaries (assuming that it is important to avoid that).
You can put guide lines where the bage break occurs, so you see where objects need to be moved.

Re: Continuous page view in Draw

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:19 am
by RoryOF
keme wrote:
cassini wrote:You can define a page size to allow your entire drawing. Then you can scroll in both dimensions, zoom in on details and pan out for the full picture.
When printing a page size which doesn't fit to available paper, you will get the option to either print on multiple sheets or shrink to fit one sheet. You then need to manually take care of object placements, so you don't spread objects across sheet boundaries (assuming that it is important to avoid that).
You can put guide lines where the bage break occurs, so you see where objects need to be moved.


Note that the maximum Page size allowable in OpenOffice is 300cm x 300 cm (approx 120" x 120")

Re: Continuous page view in Draw

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:29 pm
by cassini
Thanks for your help,
I didn't realise that the page length could be so long.
This solves my problem.

Regards.