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|Summary:||default anchor type: toolbar icon to select anchor type of newly to be inserted objects|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:||issues@ui <issues>|
|Priority:||P3||CC:||cno, daniele, delest.hagar, edgar.valarezo, issues|
|Version:||OOo 1.1 RC4|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description lars 2003-09-19 16:57:30 UTC
default anchor type: toolbar icon to select anchor type of newly to be inserted objects see also issue 6358 - objects should be inserted as anchored on page standardly
Comment 1 stefan.baltzer 2003-09-22 13:32:11 UTC
SBA: Confirming this enhancement. Reassigned to Bettina Haberer from the User Experience team for consideration.
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:56:00 UTC
OpenOffice.org Issue Tracker - Feedback Request. The Issue you raised has the status 'New' pending further action, but has not been updated within the last 4 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 3 lars 2008-05-17 22:41:25 UTC
issue still valid as per OOo 3.0 Beta m2.
Comment 4 cno 2008-09-26 07:43:14 UTC
Do we have a request to make the default anchoring of objects, frames etc. configurable ? (there must be some spare place in the Options dlg ;-) )
Comment 5 q0k 2010-01-14 05:07:20 UTC
I agree. There really should be an option of default anchor of pasted images. It usually is "anchor to paragraph", but I most often use "anchor as character". This is a high priority issue, as many users need to copy images-formulas from the Web into their documents, and formulas go "as characters".
Comment 6 q0k 2010-01-22 10:32:30 UTC
Go to Styles window, click the Frame Styles button at its top, see Graphics style, Modify its wrap to NONE. Will it not change the default anchor of images to "as character"?
Comment 7 q0k 2010-02-08 12:18:11 UTC
I've found a workaround for this issue. Maybe it'll help to implement this enhancement! 1) open an empty text document 2) open the "styles" window 3) copy some graphics from the WWW, for example http://www.google.com/intl/en_ALL/images/logo.gif 4) paste it into the empty doc (the styles window is still open). It'll "anchor to paragraph". 4) right-click, properties, "type" tab, choose "anchor as character" 5) see that vertical position is no longer relative to page or to margin, but relative to base line or character or something of that kind 6) click "OK" in the properties window 7) look in the styles window and see that "graphics" style is selected 8) click the "new style" button at the right top of styles window 9) a menu will pop up; choose "update style" 10) Now if you try to modify the "graphics" style, you'll see that in the "type" tab, the position is no longer relative to page or to margin, but relative to base line or character or something of that kind. 11) repeat steps 3 and 4 - the image now inserts with "anchor as character"!!! That's all. Enjoy.
Comment 8 rdagi 2010-04-27 22:32:09 UTC
Add a default setting to the "Options" menu for anchoring, wrapping, etc for objects. In looking around the issue postings on Anchoring objects in OOo there is a common thread that I did not find as a specific issue but it was mentioned in other issues that were closed as duplicates. Users have different needs and preferences for how they wish objects to be anchored by default in their documents. OOo 3.2 has a very handy toolbar that allows users to change the anchor point but it would be most helpful to add a default configuration under "Tools>Options." Users could then set their own default and then change things with the toolbar in other instances.
Comment 9 rdagi 2010-04-27 22:33:44 UTC
To comment on the workarounds out there. Some workarounds do not work. Again, it would be better if OOo offered a default settings option for objects.
Comment 10 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:42:34 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on my owner to the owner "requirements".
Comment 11 cno 2011-02-07 15:29:55 UTC
Sad news for those who would try the workaround of http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=19814#desc8 (this same issue, few comments earlier): in 3.3.0 the workaround doesn't work anymore, anyway not on Ubuntu (vanilla OOo)
Comment 12 cno 2011-02-07 15:45:15 UTC
this issue is basically the same as 14008 > close as dup, pls move your votes *** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 14008 ***
Comment 13 cno 2011-02-07 22:02:27 UTC
Comment 14 edgar.valarezo 2011-08-27 20:42:26 UTC
Maybe this can help to somebody To replace the anchor of ALL the graphics inside a document to "As Character", follow this steps in a terminal (tested in Ubuntu 11.04): unzip document_name.odt content.xml vim content.xml :%s/text:anchor-type="paragraph"/text:anchor-type="as-char"/g :%s/text:anchor-type="page"/text:anchor-type="as-char"/g :%s/text:anchor-type="char"/text:anchor-type="as-char"/g :wq zip document_name.odt content.xml
Comment 15 Hagar Delest 2011-11-29 22:22:33 UTC
For the record, the workaround given above is wrong in fact. You've to edit the styles.xml file and change the properties in the following tag: <style:style style:name="Graphics" style:family="graphic"> text:anchor-type="paragraph" -> text:anchor-type="as-char"