Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||WW8: Drawing Callouts in groups appear in the wrong place|
|Component:||code||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Version:||OOo 2.0 Beta|
|Issue Type:||DEFECT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description navvy 2005-06-21 22:32:39 UTC
I use callouts in Microsoft Word to put labels on maps, using the arrowhead to point to the location. The map is a GIF image saved from multimap. Grouping the callouts and the map together works within Word, but when I open the document in Open Office I find the callouts and arrows have moved, and are now pointing to the wrong locations! I tried ungrouping in Writer, and moving one of the callouts, but it didn't seem possible to move individual parts of the callout. I tried to pick up the arrowhead and move it to the correct location, but the whole callout jumped to a completely different location. Problem may be that the Writer callout is created as diagonal corners of a box with a line somewhere near it, while the Word callout is created as a line with a box attached at the second point of the line. The most important anchor point of the callout should be the first point of the line (ie the arrowhead.)
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-06-22 10:09:27 UTC
please attach the offending document (the shorter the better) to this issue, so that we can reproduce and fix the problem here. You can also send the document directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the case it contains confidential data. Feel free to re-open the issue when you've done. Thanks for supporting us!
Comment 2 navvy 2005-06-22 22:52:13 UTC
Created attachment 27428 [details] Sample maps with callouts
Comment 3 navvy 2005-06-22 23:03:08 UTC
I've just attached a sample file with two maps. It's about 224KB. The first map (Brookwood) has the callouts appearing in the wrong place when opened with Open Office Writer 1.9.109 but should appear correctly in Microsoft Word 2003. The callout for the Pub should point to the railway station (red blob on the black railway line). All three callouts get moved, and the map seems to have moved up too. The second map (Foxham) works OK. There is only one callout, and it points to a building marked P on the map.
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2005-06-23 10:18:59 UTC
MRU->OD: the positions of the Callouts inside the groups are slightly wrong.
Comment 5 navvy 2005-06-23 11:09:33 UTC
My bug report was about inaccuracies in the conversion from a Word document. Obvioiusly there needs to be compatibility here, regardless of whether the original error is casued by Microsoft or Open Office. However, the simple solution would have been for me to move the callouts to the correct locations using Open Office. I found this impossible. I couldn't create new callouts as easily in Open Office Writer as in Microsoft Word. In Word I can choose a callout style, click at location A and drag to location B. I get an arrowhead at A and a box at B. I can then resize the box and it remains linked to the arrow. Open Office doesn't work this way - A and B become the diagonals of a box, and an arrow appears nearby but not joined on. The arrow seems to have no relationship to the location that I was pointing to. The box also does not seem to work as a text box - text spills out of it and does not word wrap inside it. Text, box and line appear to be unrelated - not really a callout object. Maybe I've misunderstood how to use it? Is there an alternative way to put arrowed labels on maps?
Comment 6 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:24:43 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "email@example.com".