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Bug 335183 - "fit page width" should fit to text width, not margins
"fit page width" should fit to text width, not margins
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 169676
Product: evince
Classification: Core
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: Evince Maintainers
Evince Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-03-20 03:48 UTC by Adam Lydick
Modified: 2006-03-20 09:27 UTC
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Description Adam Lydick 2006-03-20 03:48:07 UTC
[I'm using the 0.4.0 package from Ubuntu Breezy]

The "fit to page width" option includes the page margins when calculating the zoom level. This leaves a lot of wasted space on either side. It would be nice if there was an option to crop closer to the actual text width.

As an example, have a look at this research paper:

When "fit to page width" is selected, it looks something like:
 ______ A line of text here. ________

Adjusting the zoom level manually is a reasonable workaround, but it would 
be nice if I could get to the following without a lot of manual tweaking:

__ A line of text here. __

An even better solution might be to zoom in until you reach a "natural" point size for reading at the monitor's specified DPI -- the real problem is that the font is often too large or too small for easy skimming for each new document.
Comment 1 Martin Kretzschmar 2006-03-20 09:27:04 UTC
Thanks, we're already tracking this request in Bug 169676.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 169676 ***