Issue 76287

Summary: Allow zooming while editing embedded OLE objects (e.g. drawings)
Product: General Reporter: jhallen <allenjo>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 2.2   
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Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Description jhallen 2007-04-12 03:05:52 UTC
When I edit an embedded Drawing in Write (by double-clicking on the Drawing), I
should be able to zoom in and out.  Why should the zoom feature of Write be
disabled why I'm editing a drawing?

The counter argument I've heard is that Ms-Word works this way with embedded
Visio drawings .  However other word processors do not have this restriction. 
For example, IBM/Lotus WordPro allows zooming while embedded drawings are being
edited.  You just click View->Zoom as usual.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-04-12 07:16:35 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 2 skyscrap 2007-10-22 15:45:20 UTC
I have to fully support this one. In fact, it is completly beyond my
understanding, how this feature can be disabled intentionally (see
http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=38965). When you insert a
drawing into writer as an OLE Object, the zoom level is what was used the last
time the drawing was edited in OO Draw. The only way to modify how the drawing
appears in OO Writer is to configure how it is displayed in OO Draw. Bad luck if
you have not linked the objects, then you're really out of luck to change the
scale of the embedded object. Is this really how it's meant to be? 

What is missing, is in my opinion:
1) The possibility to define a scale for all objects, drawings in OO Writer, so
that you can downscale embedded drawings and other objects
2) If you copy&paste a page from OO Draw (from pages sidebar) to OO Writer,
paste the complete page, not just a group of the drawings.
3) Make the display in OO Writer independent of the display in other applications.