Issue 36666

Summary: NO CONNECTORS IN CALC OR WRITER
Product: Writer Reporter: lamarcbr <joeblowdiehard>
Component: editingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: grakic, gustavo, issues, jkonecn, kamataki, kozodaevroman, krivanek.jirka
Version: 680m60   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: Windows XP   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Description lamarcbr 2004-11-04 11:29:58 UTC
Calc and Writer both have the new Autoshapes, but the Connector tools are
absent. This reduces the usefulness of the Autoshapes (e.g. unable to do
flowcharts in these applications).

As a real-life example, employees in my organization rely on Excel extensively
for flow-charts. The connector is present in Excel and Word.

2.0 is coming along quite nicely, keep up the good work.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2004-11-04 11:37:33 UTC
MRU->BH: Until now it was never planned to have connectors in Writer/Calc. But
now, with the new shapes implementation...
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2005-02-18 11:18:29 UTC
*** Issue 43026 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 3 lohmaier 2005-09-14 19:55:48 UTC
*** Issue 54596 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 jkonecn 2005-12-07 21:29:08 UTC
Any chance of a target being set for this?  It truly would improve the
usefulness of shapes in Writer/Calc.
Comment 5 lohmaier 2006-01-30 00:14:47 UTC
*** Issue 61279 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 kakacek 2007-07-19 10:55:32 UTC
Any chance to get this feature soon? Without it, the drawing capability in the
write is just a child toy.
Comment 7 Regina Henschel 2007-12-16 18:43:32 UTC
*** Issue 84625 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 michael.ruess 2008-09-22 17:03:40 UTC
*** Issue 94163 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 caiyuga 2008-10-09 21:26:25 UTC
The shapes are implemented.. why not implement the connectors as well for better
compatibility?
Comment 10 e_beckmann 2008-12-23 11:37:12 UTC
this would be the icing on the cake.  Many people use flowcharts alongside a
table of instructions etc. and draw does not have tables.  Putting a chart
symbol anchored as a character in a table is great, except for the lack of
connectors
Comment 11 jsveiga 2010-02-12 15:34:37 UTC
On a duplicate issue someone mentioned that if you:
- draw two rectangles in OO Writer, 
- cut&paste them in Draw, connect them there with a "Connector" line, 
- then select all, copy&paste them back in Writer
Then you can't arrange the connector because it pastes as an image.

Well, at least in 3.1, if you UNGROUP the pasted result, you can now reposition
the connector, and even cut&paste it to create new connections.

BUT, save the document and open it back and the connections are messed up.

So it looks like the feature is there in Writer, but as it doesn't work
correctly, the button was removed.
Comment 12 zagvier 2010-02-25 17:29:10 UTC
(OOO3.2)

If you Regroup the shapes after modifying it 
or if edit the grouped shape 
then save your document, close and open it.
Your connexions are OK


This issue concern Writer and Calc, why is there no issue for Calc ?
Comment 13 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:44:17 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".