Issue 28125

Summary: grouping feature does not group imported images to drawing components
Product: Writer Reporter: snodnipper <oliversnowden>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: alex, antonio.bulgheroni, info, issues, kozodaevroman, nrbrtx, sjb, sketchman31, stuart.soloway
Version: OOo 1.1.1Keywords: oooqa
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Description snodnipper 2004-04-20 20:52:27 UTC
The grouping feature does not group imported images to drawing components. 

1) Create a drawing component (e.g. text box)
2) Insert -> Graphics -> From File (choose a picture)
3) Try to select BOTH drawing component(s) AND picture by mouse-selecting 
(click, then drag using the drawing tool-looks like a cursor ;) OR using the 
shift to select the components.

--> this does not appear to be possible, and therefore the "group" option is 
NOT available.

A sample document with this problem is available here: 
--> http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~ofjs102/oo/groupProblem.sxw

Example of where this might be useful: Creating a document "Figure": 
> text box containing "Fig. 1.1", 
> an imported image,
> a box to "contain" the other elements (a border).
{once grouped, the whole object can be moved as one)
Comment 1 flibby05 2004-04-25 20:45:17 UTC
confirming with 1.1.1 linux build
Comment 2 flibby05 2004-04-25 20:46:36 UTC
changing description as first sentence in reporters comment
Comment 3 h.ilter 2004-04-26 10:16:02 UTC
HI->BH: Useful feature I think.
Comment 4 firmail 2004-04-26 11:58:30 UTC
HI,

Grouping never worked in Writer. 

The workaround is to copy-paste the-to-be-grouped objects into Draw, group them
and copy-paste them back to Writer. There the group can be entered and editet
and ungrouped again. 

Just the grouping in word is buggy.

Also shift select doesn't work correctly in Writer. It does in Draw and Impress. 
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2004-10-14 14:49:18 UTC
*** Issue 35535 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 panic 2004-10-14 17:46:01 UTC
it is not only a problem with the capability of grouping but also with 
INSERTING objects which are grouped. 
 
my chart (see 35535) gets its fontsize changed (which basically makes it 
useless) 
and it can NOT be cut and reinserted into calc. 
Comment 7 michael.ruess 2005-04-24 07:06:55 UTC
*** Issue 48046 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 michael.ruess 2005-07-22 08:28:27 UTC
*** Issue 52300 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 michael.ruess 2007-05-14 10:18:40 UTC
*** Issue 77315 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 apjjr 2008-01-01 00:55:42 UTC
Grouping several objects would be nice, but what if you just want to move them
to another page.  You have to move them one at a time.  How about at least
allowing selection of several, possibly dissimilar, objects to do something with
them together?
Comment 11 urandom 2008-10-28 23:08:43 UTC
This bug still exists in OOo 3.0. Even the documentation mentions that Writer
can do grouping in "Working with Groups", but its method of shift-clicking to
select multiple objects/images doesn't work at all.
Comment 12 ssoloway 2009-01-19 21:51:04 UTC
Since the documentation says this works, shouldn't this be treated as a bug, not
an enhancement request?  I spent a long time pulling out my hair trying to get
this to work before I discovered it was impossible.
Comment 13 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:55:27 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 14 Marcus 2011-10-28 20:17:08 UTC
*** Issue 118555 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 15 Antonio Bulgheroni 2011-10-28 20:33:18 UTC
(In reply to comment #12)
> Since the documentation says this works, shouldn't this be treated as a bug,
> not
> an enhancement request?  I spent a long time pulling out my hair trying to get
> this to work before I discovered it was impossible.

Perfectly agree. If it should work and it doesn't is a bug. Being open since 2004 doens't smell good.
Comment 16 Regina Henschel 2013-10-27 21:59:17 UTC
*** Issue 123559 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 17 nrbrtx 2014-10-04 10:58:30 UTC
I can confirm this bug on 
AOO411m6(Build:9775)  -  Rev. 1617669
2014-08-13 09:23 - Linux x86_64

It's unbelievable that enterprise-grade text processor does not support grouping of images with drawing objects.
This works as expected in MS Word 2003 (released 11 years ago), but not in modern AOO and LO (see https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=37960).
Comment 18 SketchMan3 2019-05-21 14:04:10 UTC
Still a problem in 2019