Bug report #17907

Page Size in Composer (2.99)

Added by Dmitry Kravchook over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:Map Composer/Printing
Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows 7 Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:invalid
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:25803

Description

option "page size" has disappeared from the composer/

QGIS version
2.99.0-Master
QGIS code revision
96d1ea57a8

Clipboard01.jpg (102 KB) Dmitry Kravchook, 2018-01-21 01:08 PM

History

#1 Updated by Harrissou Santanna over 1 year ago

Right-click on the layout page; you should get a "Page properties" entry that would open in the Items properties panel.
It's not gone but I agree it's not obvious. However, with the multi page/format capability, it would not be trivial, I guess, to keep showing page properties.
Maybe an entry in Layout or View menu could be helpful.

#2 Updated by Dmitry Kravchook over 1 year ago

Harrissou Santanna wrote:

Right-click on the layout page; you should get a "Page properties" entry that would open in the Items properties panel.
It's not gone but I agree it's not obvious. However, with the multi page/format capability, it would not be trivial, I guess, to keep showing page properties.
Maybe an entry in Layout or View menu could be helpful.

Interesting idea. But it is not quite compatible with QGIS printing system. 'Page setup...' in Layout menu lives his own life :) To print pages with different sizes would be a pain.

#3 Updated by Harrissou Santanna over 1 year ago

You can still do your unique format layout so continue to print "easily".

I personally never printed directly from QGIS (always do export) so can't tell about the "page setup" but this feature seems interesting to me: when working on a territory, I often need exports from different places/zooms and having a single page format obliges to create as many print composers as different scales required. Being able to have A0 and A4 page in same layout will reduce number of print layouts and ease management.

#4 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

I think this is more of a need for documentation

#5 Updated by Harrissou Santanna over 1 year ago

Nyall Dawson wrote:

I think this is more of a need for documentation

Are you sure that people read documentation? :(

#6 Updated by Oliver Story over 1 year ago

This seems like a user interface design issue to me. The interface feels inconsistent.

There are a few issues:
1) the same name (Page Properties) is used for two different things: one for the 'printing page' and the other for a 'layout page'
2) the only way to find the page properties for the 'layout page' is via a right click, whereas the properties for other 'items' can also be found selecting the item either in the composer view or in the items list, and the other properties for a 'layout' are findable in the 'layout' tab.
3) the 'layout page' page properties is grouped under the 'item' tab, whereas the 'layout page' margins are grouped under the 'layout' tab. This includes a 'resize layout to content' button which sets the layout page dimensions. Seems odd that you can set the dimensions indirectly here, but not directly.

Possible solutions:
1) Group the layout page properties under the 'layout' tab instead of under the 'items' tab, providing another way to find these settings so they can be edited directly. To support multiple pages, could include one expandable section per page.
2) Alternatively, if it's better to think of pages as 'items', list each page as an 'item' in the items list

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