[Solved] Continuous page view in Draw

Discuss the drawing application

[Solved] Continuous page view in Draw

Postby cassini » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:54 pm

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
Last edited by Hagar Delest on Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: tagged [Solved].
OpenOffice 4.2 on Windows 7
cassini
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:48 pm

Re: Continuous page view in Draw

Postby keme » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:02 am

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.
Apache OO 3.4.1/4.1.2/4.1.3, on Ms Windows 7/10 and Mac OS-X 10.8.5 and 10.11.
LibreOffice 4.3.3.2 on Mepis Antix MX 14
User avatar
keme
Volunteer
 
Posts: 3372
Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:27 am
Location: Egersund, Norway

Re: Continuous page view in Draw

Postby RoryOF » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:19 am

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")
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.7 on Xubuntu 20.04.1 (mostly 64 bit version) and very infrequently on Win2K/XP
User avatar
RoryOF
Moderator
 
Posts: 31447
Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:30 pm
Location: Ireland

Re: Continuous page view in Draw

Postby cassini » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:29 pm

Thanks for your help,
I didn't realise that the page length could be so long.
This solves my problem.

Regards.
OpenOffice 4.2 on Windows 7
cassini
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:48 pm


Return to Draw

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests