Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Input form for coordinates of geometry points|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
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|Issue Type:||FEATURE||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description ulisommer 2005-03-17 14:04:57 UTC
I propose to offer the user a input form for coordinates of geometry points. By this it would be easy to create exact geometry, especially at free form curves or bezier curves and other relevant points of geometry or help-geometry. Shape The input form could either be integrated in the status bar on the bottom of the window, or use a separate window. additional to the coordinates, further information as angles of bezierpoint-lines or kind of connection (smooth, corner, symmetric, etd.) could be filled in this form, whis is secundary important, compared with coordinates. Reasons Open Office has increased the quality of the Draw-Module by far and near to products as Corel Draw, which has such an feature in the status bar. Furthermore a good vectorized drawing software can substitute a CAD-software (computer aided drawing). By giving a few tools for exact handling, the performance can be rised. I know, that some professional pattent attourneys use Corel Draw for producing technical ilustrations.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-03-17 14:11:00 UTC
Comment 2 satorisoon 2006-01-19 18:12:06 UTC
Another reason to add this feature is accessibility It should be possible to set any mouse-controled parameter using a numeric value, enabling people who cannot operate a mouse precisely to use all features of the software. An "object properties" flying dialog as in Corel Draw would be ideal.