Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||resize multiple objects simultaneously|
|Component:||formatting||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description purveschris 2006-04-26 06:19:30 UTC
It would be useful go be able to select multiple objects and resize them all at the same time. For example, I would like to be able to select five rectanges, then from the menu Format --> Position and Size... set the width to 3 cm and have all five rectangles each take a width of 3 cm. The present behaviour is to treat the entire selection as a single object and set the combined width to 3 cm. This can also be useful, but this could also be achieved by grouping and ungrouping. As it stands, there is now way that I am away of to set position and size values to several objects at once. Perhaps the Position and Size box could have a Group checkbox that is available when multiple objects have been selected. The user could then decide if he wants the changes applied to each object individually or as a single object grouped together.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2006-04-26 07:44:43 UTC
Comment 2 grumb 2006-12-06 15:55:59 UTC
I really like ooo and I'm more than surprised to find this feature unimplemented. Really annoying e.g. while working with many individually created objects. I hope you'll find the time. ;)
Comment 4 Armin Le Grand 2006-12-06 17:07:45 UTC
AW->grumb: Something like this implies a lot of problems, please take a look at openoffice.graphics.dev and refer to the discussions titled 'Visual feedback of selected objects in drawing applications'. There, i tried to describe just some of the problems You run into when doing something like that. It's not trivial. Please comment and discuss there, new ideas are always welcome.
Comment 5 froh 2009-05-22 12:19:57 UTC
I've looked at the thread here... http://markmail.org/search/?q=visual+feedback&q=list%3Aorg.openoffice.graphics.dev#query:visual%20feedback%20list%3Aorg.openoffice.graphics.dev+page:1+mid:jih4tiffipe5kibp+state:results Can you help me understand how the two topics "visualize multi selection" and "give objects in a multi selection the same size" are similar? There is two 'resize modes'. one of them is implemented: resize the whole group, adjusting relative positions (albeit that doesn't change the fonts inside the group, which kept me busy several times now) the other one is missing, and that's the one this issue is about: resize the objects in the group, keeping their position. This latter one would allow to give differently sized objects the same size, or to resize them relatively, keeping them where they are, which may well make sense in connected diagrams. I'd love to stand corrected but the valuable discussion about multi selection is unrelated to this request at hand. btw, the different resize mode could be visualized and activated like rotation, and in the 'position and size' dialogue it could be a selection (*) resize whole selection <-- default ( ) resize individually tooltips: resize whole selection: resize the selection as a whole, adjusting the relative positions resize individually: apply new size to each selected object individually, maintaining the positions of each. Ah, and since I'm at the dialogue: an "apply" button in format dialogues which does changes without closing the dialogue would be *real* nifty, too...
Comment 6 christopherm 2010-07-21 16:23:22 UTC
in SmartDraw you can resize a selection of objects to that of the first object selected (it is shown differently from the others with black resizing points, the others are shown in grey). I am assuming that the issue is still outstanding in version 3.2