Issue 104606 - Aid for positioning one object adjacent to (or at a specifies distance from) another object
Summary: Aid for positioning one object adjacent to (or at a specifies distance from) ...
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Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOO310m11
Hardware: Unknown All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2009-08-29 21:52 UTC by laterality
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:42 UTC (History)
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Description laterality 2009-08-29 21:52:13 UTC
It is common to want to position one object right next to another object, or to
want to position objects at a fixed distance from another.

There are two alternative ways to support this feature:
1) the most natural way would be a shifted drag mode that snaps one edge of the
selected object to another object. I suggest a snap distance of 10 pixels. If
there are multiple edges within that distance, choose the one closest to the
cursor; when the snap distance becomes zero to an adjacted object, stop moving
the selected object (to avoid oscillating between two or more nearby edges).

2) allow Distribution to be applied to two objects, and offer a dialog that is
similar to the regular Distribution dialog except that also has a numeric input
field for Horizontal and Vertical, defaulting to zero.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2009-08-31 09:03:31 UTC
Point 1 is already implemented. Please have a look at the draw or impress
options, Grid/Snap.