Issue 100486 - impress can not enable vertical text box button on drawing toolbar
Summary: impress can not enable vertical text box button on drawing toolbar
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 93504 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2009-03-23 17:48 UTC by ccheney
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:21 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description ccheney 2009-03-23 17:48:02 UTC
Description pretty much says it all. In Impress you can attempt to enable the
vertical text box button on the drawing toolbar but it immediately turns itself
back off.

Verified on official OOo 3.0.1
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2009-03-24 08:57:20 UTC
This is possible when under tools/options/language settings "enable for asian
languages" is checked.
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2009-03-24 08:58:41 UTC
Comment 3 ccheney 2009-03-24 16:11:40 UTC
It would probably be good then to hide that option unless that checkbox is
checked since it confuses users into thinking they can use that option to write
vertical latin-1 text, similar to what you get by rotating a regular text box 90
Comment 4 ccheney 2009-03-24 16:12:16 UTC
And what I meant by hide is hide the ability to even add it to the toolbar, not
just on the toolbar.
Comment 5 wolframgarten 2009-03-25 10:17:47 UTC
Reassigned. @cd: is there a chance to not show the button in the context menu of
the toolbar if asian language support is not activatet?
Comment 6 carsten.driesner 2009-03-25 13:53:17 UTC
cd: I really have no good idea to implement your proposal. The code doesn't know
the cause why a button is invisible. What if people want to make this button
invisible and visible again (no chance with your proposal!). This would need a
big, big hack in generic code which I don't want to do. From my point of view
this problem is caused by the UX team which insisted to have "automatic" magic
(which cannot and doesn't work in all cases). May be Frank has an idea what can
be done with this bug report. I am without a real clue.

cd->fl: I need your input for this issue. How do we want to handle this
automatic magic in the future?
Comment 7 carsten.driesner 2009-03-25 14:01:03 UTC
cd: Put myself on CC.
Comment 8 michael.ruess 2010-03-05 13:27:56 UTC
*** Issue 109839 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 michael.ruess 2010-03-05 13:28:36 UTC
*** Issue 93504 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 skladoffice 2010-08-10 07:30:33 UTC
I am using Impress version 3.1.2 on windows xp and even whitout 'enabling asian
languages'on there is no vertical text possible. I can select the vertical text
command when changing the working bar but when I return to the document it
immediately switches off. So as I see it there is no way to put in vertical
aligned text in impress. Is this correct ?
I also tried it whith a new clean document and it won't work in that either.

Regards HK / Netherlands
Comment 11 skladoffice 2010-08-10 07:36:57 UTC
Oops I made a misstake here..
I understood that the asian languages had to be switched off but I see now in
the other issues that it has to be switched on to get vertical text.
Problem solved i suppose must still I must say tat it is quite confusing that
this function isn't switched on by standard. Would have saved me a lot of
searching time..