Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Lines, connectors with arrows cannot have a default arrow style|
|Component:||formatting||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||FEATURE||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description r_u_bn 2007-02-26 20:14:44 UTC
Though I believe this handles all drawing object with some arrow(s) attached to it (connector with arrows, lines with arrows, ..what else is there?), I will for simplicity go further about it only with connectors with arrows (CWA further abbreviated). When you place a CWA on the document one can change its arrow style (Format>Line..>Arrow styles) to e.g. Width 0.10cm - 0.10cm. However, every time you draw a CWA, you have to redo this. One cannot associate a default style for arrow styles to CWAs. Sure, one can set the "Default" style to a certain arrow style and then draw arrowless lines or connectors and get that specific arrow style you defined, but then one can't draw normal lines anymore! Or one can set a specific style, say "MyStyle" with those arrow style settings, but then one has to click the CWAs after drawing and then click "MyStyle" each time... (The same issue without arrows that doesn't solve it: http://www.openoffice.org/servlets/ReadMsg?listName=users&msgNo=142373 ) (For any possible use of it, here's a link to an unresolved discussion about this: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/Star_OpenOffice/Star-_Draw/Q_22400529.html)
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2007-02-27 08:02:26 UTC
Please try the following: open a new draw and place a CWA. Keep it selected and open the stylist with F11. The "default" style" is selected , whowing that the CWA is drawn in that style. Now right click the style, select modify, line tab and change the line width for the style. Now every line, CWA you will draw in that style will have the new linewidth. Was that what you were looking for? Thanks in advance.
Comment 2 r_u_bn 2007-02-27 09:46:42 UTC
That's exactly the wrong example that dóes work, mentioned in 1 of the two links of my first message, but you're only just a notch besides the problem. 1. You see, follow your procedure exactly, but instead of the "Line>Line properties>Width" (in quote:"..change the line width for the style.."), change the "Line>Arrow style>Width". Then you'll see what I mean bc there won't be no change at all. 2. Maybe try the same when going not via F11, but via "Format>Line...", then you can see what that "Line>Arrow style>Width" is supposed to do. Not that this last approach should solve it, but to illustrate the style I am talking about. Additionally, in Nr. 1 above, you'll maybe also notice that there isn't any "Line>Arrow style>Style" defined. If you would, then it would still not work for CWAs, but all your non-arrow lines would suddenly get an arrow! Can you see the problem more clear now? Anyway, my point is to make it possible to draw a CWA width a direct & default "Line>Arrow style>Width".
Comment 3 r_u_bn 2007-02-27 11:17:07 UTC
Correction: "Anyway, my point is to make it possible to draw a CWA width a direct & default "Line>Arrow style>Width"." should be (**width->with**): Anyway, my point is to make it possible to draw a CWA with a direct & default "Line>Arrow style>Width".
Comment 4 wolframgarten 2007-02-27 14:18:35 UTC
Comment 6 denzils 2010-03-17 13:25:55 UTC
I have just come across the same problem. Changing the style is not useful as the style is applied to all lines, not just the selected line type. The logical way for this to work would be to choose Format-Line. If no line is preselected it should set a default value. If a line is preselected it should apply the change to that line only. For styles to be useful it must apply the change selectively.