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|Summary:||Frame positioning option: "exclude other frames"|
|Component:||code||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P3||CC:||elish, issues, rb.henschel|
|Version:||OOo 1.1 Beta2|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||4.1.0-beta|
Description bryancole 2003-07-14 10:14:41 UTC
Hi, this is a feature request: Following an extensive discussion under Issue #16292 of various issues with the frame positioning algorithm/anchoring, I feel the usability of OOo-writer would be substantially enhanced if Frames had an additional toggleable option "exclude other frames". This option would forbid any other frames from overlapping this frame. The option should be turned on by default, since under normal condition it is never desirably for frames to overlap (of course, there will always be rare cases where the user want's to switch it off). This option would remove the "problem" of the tendancy of frames to "jump" onto one-another when they are positioned automatically (e.g. when anchored to a paragraph). This problem is *extremely* annoying when working with a document that uses many graphics or other frames.
Comment 1 reinouts 2003-07-16 14:55:16 UTC
This problem is driving me up the wall, too. I work with a master document which contains subdocuments with lots of text frames. In the subdocuments themselves there is no problem, but of course in the master document there is some layout reflow causing text frames to be placed on top of each other. But since subdocuments are not supposed to be edited from within the master document this problem is nearly insolvable. However I don't agree with the suggestion to add another option. The behaviour is broken, so fix it, and don't add an option to work around it. When frames are explicitly placed on top of each other that should be fine but automatic reflow should never ever do that.
Comment 2 rblackeagle 2003-07-16 17:25:48 UTC
This is indeed a duplicate of the problem I have faced and still face. The incredible jumping graphics should be considered a bug. I have never seen a word processor that allowed graphics to move by themselves simply because a file is closed or the user moves to another page and then returns. This "jumping" behavior is intolerable in those files that are affected. I find myself forced to use Kword to make certain graphics do not jump. And I cannot call Kword a "full featured word processor." But, actually, if the developers ARE able to get it fixed, I don't care if it's called an enhancement or a bug fix.
Comment 3 stefan.baltzer 2003-09-08 17:30:17 UTC
SBA: Reassigned to Bettina from the User Experience team for consideration.
Comment 4 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:09:48 UTC
OpenOffice.org Issue Tracker - Feedback Request. The Issue you raised is currently 'Unconfirmed' pending review, but has not been updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed. Either use the recent stable version: http://download.openoffice.org/index.html or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing): http://download.openoffice.org/3.0beta/ Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have advanced further by checking the Issue Tracker: http://www.openoffice.org/issues/query.cgi Many thanks, Andrew Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of: ~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~ http://marketing.openoffice.org/3.0/announcementbeta.html
Comment 5 bryancole 2008-05-16 09:53:55 UTC
This is still a significant problem in Writer, in all version up to and including 3.0beta. The user-experience team should try working with more documents with densely spaced figures or frames. Then the problem is obvious.
Comment 6 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:43:09 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on my owner to the owner "requirements".
Comment 7 enapannes 2010-11-11 01:48:09 UTC
Created attachment 74012
Comment 8 Edwin Sharp 2014-03-23 11:27:53 UTC
Confirmed with AOO410m14(Build:9760) - Rev. 1573062 2014-03-01_04:11:01 - Rev. 1573123 Debian