Issue 113208 - Text in object have to be moved anywhere outer the object (box, circle, etc.)
Summary: Text in object have to be moved anywhere outer the object (box, circle, etc.)
Status: UNCONFIRMED
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Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: DEV300m84
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2010-07-16 21:45 UTC by droumanet
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:40 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT
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drawing file with 2 objects (1 box and 1 box (9.63 KB, text/plain)
2010-07-16 21:48 UTC, droumanet
no flags Details
drawing file with 2 objects (1 box and 1 box (9.63 KB, text/plain)
2010-07-16 21:48 UTC, droumanet
no flags Details

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Description droumanet 2010-07-16 21:45:37 UTC
That's a major difference with MS Visio : Visio is able to manage Object like 
box, circle, ellipse, etc and with double-click, it is possible to add a text 
(like OOo Draw) BUT... with a single click, controls change and let the user 
move the text outer the object.
Advantages are : 
1) no need to add manually a text object, 
2) when double-click on object, automaticaly edit the text (while OOo need to 
enter in group of 2 objects : form and text, then double-click on text, edit, 
click away...)
3) a click on object to change scale (using little box at each angle) is 
different if it's grouped (grid not useful to help for same scale).

Don't know if I'm clear enough but OOo draw is the only one able to draw 
technical, network, electrical schemas and I think that a lot of ameliorations 
were done on OOo calc and writer, but not enough on Draw.
Comment 1 droumanet 2010-07-16 21:48:48 UTC
Created attachment 70669 [details]
drawing file with 2 objects (1 box and 1 box
Comment 2 droumanet 2010-07-16 21:48:49 UTC
Created attachment 70670 [details]
drawing file with 2 objects (1 box and 1 box
Comment 3 Regina Henschel 2010-07-17 09:40:47 UTC
You can set the text of drawing objects like ellipse or rectangles using the
'text' property. The settings are more sophisticated than it would be by using a
mouse. Please have a look at chapter 10 of the drawing guide, starting with:
http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/OOoAuthors_User_Manual/Draw_Guide/Working_with_text_in_Draw

There are several ways to enter the edit mode of a drawing object, for example
you can press F2. You can set different ways how an object react to double-click
or singe-click in Tools > Options and with the buttons on the toolbar "Options".

I do not understand your problem with scaling. However, because scaling is a
different topic, you should write a new issue for scaling. We cannot handle
issues, which deal with several topics.

Please try to describe your proposals in a way that using "like in application
XYZ" would not be needed, because readers of the issue likely do not knew that
application. 
Comment 4 droumanet 2010-07-17 22:32:33 UTC
Thanks for you answer Regina. I will try to explain my request.
I would to create "complex" objects for using like a gallery or library (Drag an
shape or object on the page).
I do that a lot of time with an other software (ok, I'll follow your advice : no
reference ;-) ).
Problem : it's hard to have "complex" object usable as "simple object" with OOo
Draw. 

Example : try to draw a simple switch with 3 lines and a circle ( __.\__ ). Add
"glue" connector at each end. Now, group all (3 lines and circle) and now, how
to have a text at the right of the group wich could be edited with double-click ?
1) create a text and group with first group ? bad idea because editing isn't
possible with double-click...
2) "combine" (CTRL+SHIFT+K) is ok for double-click edition but text is center on
the form (so, overwrite the symbol). If editing position in inch or centimeter,
changing scale of the object on the page make the text coming on it when growing
or be far away from it object when shrinking.

I'm sorry if I'm not clear but this could help a lot to create libraries
(networks, electrical, electronics, symbols, etc.) and the priority is IMHO
higher than average.
I would really help OpenOffice community and my goal is to use OpenOffice Draw
as a professionnal application.

Thanks,
Comment 5 wolframgarten 2010-07-19 09:31:06 UTC
Reassigned.