Problem: Make little sense, but impact readibility
- The border downgrade the readibility of documents. Nowadays more and more users just read the documents in computer screen, rather than print them out. The visible border disturb users at most of time.
- When users create tables, the bordes of documents and tables will be overlaped. This will also cause there are so many things in documents which track uses' eyes.
- Users can have the clues of the real border of documents via the rulers. The grey(or other colors) line is not must-have for users.
- MS Office 2003/2007/2010 : Put marks on four corners of page, to show the boder of documents.
- MS Office 2008 : Put nothing within the page to show borders. Users can get the clues on page rulers.
- Apple iWorks 2008/2009: Put nothing within the page to show borders. Users can get the clues on page rulers.
//All images here are just mockups. The rulers may not match the real margins exactly.
Put cross mark on the corners of editable area of the page.
Put lines on the corners of editable area of the page.
Be same with MS Office.
Hide the borders as default, until users select in preference page.
Combine Option 1 and Option 3.
Gradient. In empty page:
With real effect:
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Issue 121102 has been filed for this enhancement, but there is considerable controversy over it. LO did this, and many users complained.
- How could we make it different with MS Office style? But still can be understood by users easily.
- Or we just hide the borders? Users can get the clues from page rulers.