'dual' view mode produces inaesthetic space between pages

Bug #592692 reported by James Fisher on 2010-06-11
This bug affects 4 people
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evince (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evince

The "dual" view mode is, presumably, meant to emulate the layout of a physical book. The current approximation -- placing separate pages side-by-side -- could be done better, by placing them touching each other, with a simple one-pixel line between them.

It may seem pedantic, but this current separation destroys the design of facing pages. For example, the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canons_of_page_construction are based on the assumption that the two facing pages are touching. This is not to mention such things as carefully-designed two-page spreads -- in this case Evince effectively chops someone's artwork in half.

James Fisher (jameshfisher) wrote :

I should also note that I opened a similar bug on Okular, which I think also flouts simple design principles. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdegraphics/+bug/592695

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

This bug is an upstream one and it would be quite helpful if somebody experiencing it could send the bug the to the people writing the software. You can learn more about how to do this for various upstreams at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME Thanks in advance!

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

@James, could be possible if you can attach a screenshot of this behavior and the version of evince that you are using? Thanks!

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
James Fisher (jameshfisher) wrote :

Can do. Find screenshot attached. You'll note that both pages are rendered separately, with separate "shadows", with about 10px space between them.

Help->About tells me I'm using:

    Document Viewer 2.30.3
    Using poppler/cairo (0.12.4)

p.s., the same bug reported on Okular at kde.org: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=241490

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