Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||object size changes when storing / retrieving in gallery|
|Component:||editing||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Target Milestone:||AOO Later|
|Issue Type:||DEFECT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description juergen_harms 2005-12-18 11:01:02 UTC
If an object is (1) created in OO draw, (2) than stored in a gallery scheme and (3) copied from the gallery back into the drawing, its size is different from that of the source object copied into the gallery in step (1). Example: 1. a rectangle is created using Drawing toolbar -> Rectangle toolbar 2. its size is fixed to 10.00 mm x 5.00 mm (Format -> Position and Size) 3. a new Theme (e.g. dummy) is created in the gallery 4. the rectangle is dragged into this theme 5. the rectangle is selected in the gallery 6. this selection is copied back into the drawing (Insert -> Copy) -> The size of the object thus created is 9.87 x 5.07 mm rather than the initial 10.00 x 5.00 mm. The consequence makes it impossible to use gallery objects when creating a drawing, where the objects copied from the gallery should precisely "click" into a grid - an essential technique when creating clean joints between different elements of a drawing. Note: this bug happens both with "Draw" and "Presentations" (impress). It was already present in 2.0.0, but OK in the 1.x releases.
Comment 1 lars 2005-12-18 13:38:26 UTC
how do you drag the rectangle into the new theme?
Comment 2 juergen_harms 2005-12-18 20:14:54 UTC
Sorry if I have not been clear enough (hope that I do not exagerate now). Assuming that the gallery window and the theme have already been opened: 1. Left-button down on the rectangle in the drawing (ie. the object to be dragged to the gallery) 2. Maintain the left-button down until the cursor changes from the "move" cursor to a "drag" cursor (after about 1/2 sec.) 3. With the left button still down, drag the rectangle into the theme (the scrolled canvas of the gallery part of the window) 4. Left-button up As a result, the object (the rectangle) is added to the gallery theme. See also OO Help -> Index -> Gallery -> adding pictures If it is of help, I can post an attachement with the files that contain the representation of the scheme (.openoffice.org/user/gallery/...) or a sample drawing - but I think that this is trivial to reproduce
Comment 3 lars 2005-12-18 21:43:35 UTC
Ok, thank you; I can now add graphics to the gallery; unfortunately I cannot reproduce your problem with OOo 2.0.1 RC5: the rectangles size is the same as the source: 10x5cm; is there anything else you do or any special setting you have active?
Comment 4 juergen_harms 2005-12-19 10:35:21 UTC
I have worked with a fresh install of OO 2.0.1-1 and a newly created ~/.openoffice.org directory. I did the following changes in Tools -> Options -> OO Draw: - in General, set the units of measurement to mm - in Grid, select snap-to-grid and visible-grid, grid resolution (both axes) 5mm with 1 sub-division. I think the explanation in the difference of what I see and what you have found is the setting of the Units of Measurement. I went to mm because this gives me the best resolution (given the 2-digit-precision) with an easy-to-use unit. I will try (I am new to your issue tool) to join an attachment, where I did the exercise of (1) creating a source rectangle, (2) storing it in the gallery, and (3) retrieving it into the drawing three times: once with uom (units of measurement) set to inch, once set to cm and once set to mm. Since the grid points are not easy to see, I joined thin lines to make the gridding better visible). I then measured the size of the object retrieved from the gallery, with the initial setting of uom and with setting uom to mm. This illustrates the original problem and the difference with what you saw when you tried to reproduce the problem (I guess that your setting is in cm). Note: from the usage point of view, the precise reading of the measures is immaterial. What counts is the mis-match between the grid and the size of the objects. Such a mis-match upsets the "snap-to-grid" mechanism and makes the objects be placed with a more or less random offset, resulting in fuzzy drawings with line-ends / object-borders not precisely matching. You can see this easily in the joined example if you choose a large zoom (for instance 800 %).
Comment 5 juergen_harms 2005-12-19 10:39:05 UTC
Created attachment 32559 [details] Gallery object size vs. units of measurement, see my comment of 11h30 19.12.05
Comment 6 lars 2005-12-19 17:15:35 UTC
Ok, reproduced. Set Unit of measurement to mm, create a rectangle of 10x5mm, "drag" it to the gallery, copy it back from the gallery; for me the size gets 10,04x5,02mm. Such a change also occurs with Uom set to inches but not when set to cm; so confirmed on Windows XP Pro SP2 with OOo 2.0.1 RC5
Comment 7 wolframgarten 2006-01-03 13:24:06 UTC