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       I've used both the zoom & the print previews; how can I stay in
these views and edit???
           when I begin to edit, it switches to the regular mode.

       It sure would save a few steps if I could edit in the preview mode

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 4:08 PM, Tom Davies <> wrote:

Hi :)
Errr, i don't think this counts but when you are editing a document you
can zoom in and out quite a lot.  I sometimes zoom out so far that i can
easily see the layout of 12 pages and i think i could zoom out a lot
further.  It helps me arrange the whole of our company newsletter to be
more attractive by making sure the layout of pcitures in amoungst the text
is not identical on each page.  I can move pictures around and place them
roughly and then zoom in to be a bit more precise later.

It's not quite the same as a print-preview.
Regards from
Tom :)

From: Dr. R. O Stapf <>
Sent: Monday, 12 November 2012, 12:29
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Book Preview button in Print Preview

Although I am not writing books the feature described by CVAlkan is a
very interesting one.
Especially if the settings could be made on a document base, rather than

On 2012-11-12 02:14, CVAlkan wrote:
Just for the record: I'm using Writer on Ubuntu 12.04, but I
think either makes a difference.

When using "2-up," the Print Preview screen defaults to showing the
page on the left. There is a button called "Book Preview" (just left of
(+) magnifier button) that permits the display to show the odd-numbered
pages on the left, as in a printed book or other material. This is, of
course, quite useful for reviewing layouts more realistically.

Since that is what I'm creating, I would like to set the "Book Preview"
the default for the "Print Preview" display (yes, I acknowledge my
but isn't the fact that I use a word processor instead of a typewriter
sufficient proof of that?); it would be even cooler if that display
could be set on a per-document basis as well, but I don't want to be too

I've searched around, but haven't run across anything that would allow
me to
do that. Does anyone know if such a setting exists and, if so, how to

Otherwise, I guess I'll just toss it in at the bottom of the massive
list of
requested enhancements.


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