Issue 5713

Summary: Handling of Word-textboxes as frames causes compatibility problems!
Product: Writer Reporter: moali <gerfried.maier>
Component: codeAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 1.0.0   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux, all   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Description moali 2002-06-11 10:06:25 UTC
The representation of word-textboxes (when importing a word-document) as frames
causes in my oppinion compatibility-problems:

Word drawings cannot be handled in the way wanted by the drawer (not able to
group them completely - frames cannot be grouped in OO; Not able to select the
whole drawing - frames cannot be selected together with lines and so on).

This arises some problems when scaling/moving the word drawing: All
textboxes/frames have to be moved or scaled seperately (or have to be redrawn
within OOo!)

--> quite a lot useless work.

Maier Gerfried
Comment 1 caolanm 2002-06-11 10:14:25 UTC
Yes, but if I did it the other way and imported them as drawing text
boxes there would be problems as well, you can't have tables or lists
or fields or graphics in the drawing text boxes, and you can't anchor
them effectively in headers/footers. So a non grouped drawing text box
becomes a frame in writer because that is honestly the best way to do
it normally. 

If the drawing text box is grouped with something else in word then it
is imported as a drawing box which is what you want in this particular
case, if the various shapes had been already grouped together in word
the whole group would have been imported as a grouped set of drawing

It is an annoying problem and it is certainly desirable to merge the
features of drawing boxes and frames.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2003-01-30 20:48:05 UTC
ES->CM/MRU: So, what's the conclusion? Redesign = OOo Later?
Comment 3 caolanm 2003-01-31 09:39:42 UTC
Yep, I say its design issue for writer itself outside of the filters.
A wellknown aggravating problem. I put it on our informal
designproblem list recently.

cmc->ama: I reassign to you for consideration for future :-)
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2003-01-31 14:53:39 UTC
As long as drawing textboxes in OpenOffice are not capable of storing
the same content as MS Office's textboxes, there won't be any 100% import.
Drawing Textboxes in MS Office can contain e.g. tables, can be grouped
with graphics or OLE's, store Redlines (aka Changes) or be placed in
header/footer. Writer is not able to have this in Textboxes. So the
drawing textboxes are converted to Writer's frames.
Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2003-03-25 14:13:56 UTC
Changed issue type to enhancement.
Comment 6 michael.ruess 2007-01-12 16:56:05 UTC
*** Issue 73409 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 michael.ruess 2007-12-18 16:15:59 UTC
*** Issue 84714 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 michael.ruess 2008-03-05 11:59:20 UTC
*** Issue 86689 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:13:44 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 10 michael.ruess 2010-12-21 09:11:02 UTC
*** Issue 116163 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 11 michael.ruess 2010-12-21 09:16:08 UTC
*** Issue 116189 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***