Issue 105438 - Connectors unable to target shape centers
Summary: Connectors unable to target shape centers
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Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2009-09-28 21:02 UTC by wolterh
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:48 UTC (History)
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Description wolterh 2009-09-28 21:02:16 UTC
The connectors that OOo Drawing can draw are limited to the default glue-points
each shape has, that is in the center of each shape side.

If one was to develop a concept map, the connectors would distribute around this
glue-points, flooding some of them, and leaving others intact. That is where the
enhancement comes to play.

I hereby propose that the connectors are given a third 'connecting' option,
where they will target the exact center of the shape to connect and draw the
arrow (or end symbol) at the surface of the shape's contour.

Some say a picture says more than 1000 words, so
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2009-09-29 08:40:52 UTC
Please have a look into the help using "glue points" for searching. the drawing
toolbar already holds a function with that name that lets you generate your own
glue points.
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2009-09-29 08:42:48 UTC
Comment 3 wolterh 2009-09-30 16:06:14 UTC
This enhancement asks for no glue-points manual. The issue I am reporting here
is more about implementing a built-in feature that would create a new default
glue-point now on the center of each shape, and when connected to, the arrow of
the connector will remain next to the shape's contour, without being overlapped
by the shape.
Comment 4 wolframgarten 2009-10-07 14:50:59 UTC
Comment 5 Regina Henschel 2013-01-27 18:57:42 UTC
valid request
A center glue point as fifth default glue point is difficult to get, because that would need a change in specification. But it would be possible to add a center glue point to some custom shape, e.g. "circle" and "ellipse". Such glue point is needed for PPT-import (see 74716). I do not set this as duplicate, because this request goes further.