Issue 113692 - Too many places to change measurements
Summary: Too many places to change measurements
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOO320m18
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 20984 44737 90214 123648 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2010-08-05 19:53 UTC by psarmstr
Modified: 2014-04-17 16:51 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description psarmstr 2010-08-05 19:53:47 UTC
There are way too many places to change measurements.

There should be a single place where I can set the master measurement system and have sensible defaults 
cascade (e.g. 10 mm grid resolution) through the whole suite.
Comment 1 Edwin Sharp 2014-01-28 11:42:31 UTC
Please explain what you mean.
Comment 2 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-11 11:26:17 UTC
No info from author.
Comment 3 psarmstr 2014-02-12 06:58:58 UTC
Went to a mail address I rarely check after 4 years...

Rather than having measurements set at the General level in the configuration, each module has it's own separate idea of which measurement system to use (and the default is inches, instead of the far more common and useful millimeters).

As an example, Writer has it in not one, but two places: Writer->General and Writer/Web->View and then, if I switch to Calc, I have to set it again in the general settings there.

Measurements should be set at the top level and all modules should use that (some users may want to override, but that's going to be an edge case).

To add insult to injury, OpenOffice also forgets these settings when upgrading so they have to be re-set each time.
Comment 4 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-12 07:30:48 UTC
Thank you for clarifying.
Confirmed with
AOO410m1(Build:9750)  -  Rev. 1566800
2014-02-11_04:11:01 - Rev. 1566981
Comment 5 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-14 12:59:25 UTC
*** Issue 44737 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 Edwin Sharp 2014-03-03 13:49:31 UTC
*** Issue 90214 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 Edwin Sharp 2014-03-16 13:11:28 UTC
*** Issue 20984 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-17 16:51:33 UTC
*** Issue 123648 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***