Issue 17860 - Use shift select when selecting multiple picture/drawing objects
Summary: Use shift select when selecting multiple picture/drawing objects
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC2
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P3 Trivial with 32 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: oooqa
: 18930 18983 19161 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-08-04 20:33 UTC by mwidrick
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:45 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

See Also:
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this issue.
Description mwidrick 2003-08-04 20:33:28 UTC
When wanting to copy a column exactly (from one column to the next, to print 3 
identical 'cards' on one sheet of paper), I wasn't able to shift select 
multiple images (drawing objects and jpeg images).  WinWord allows this 
behavior, which makes it easier to precisely copy one column's layout to 
another.  Also, it would be nice to shift select text and objects, but since 
WinWord doesn't allow this, I don't really expect it.  This task is easy in a 
presentation document (where even text exists as objects), but then I don't 
have access to other layout choices like columns.

Perhaps in the future, a way to use print preview to treat objects in the 
manner of the presentation programs could be found.
Comment 1 h.ilter 2003-08-05 13:10:11 UTC
Reasigned to BH
Comment 2 guido.pinkernell 2004-02-14 10:48:36 UTC
Please clarify: Are you talking about table columns or page columns like in >
Format > Columns ?
Comment 3 mwidrick 2004-02-19 20:19:20 UTC
The problem is in the page columns layout.  It exists generally in the word
processor component, you can't select multiple objects.  I haven't downloaded
new revisions since August, so I'm sorry if this was subsequantly resolved.
Comment 4 guido.pinkernell 2004-02-20 16:41:08 UTC
Selecting multiple external objects isn't possible yet. Will confirm as enhancement.
Comment 5 guido.pinkernell 2004-02-20 16:41:46 UTC
*** Issue 18983 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 guido.pinkernell 2004-02-20 16:43:00 UTC
*** Issue 19161 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 michael.ruess 2006-03-16 11:38:54 UTC
*** Issue 63246 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 kpalagin 2007-04-19 08:33:51 UTC
Dear developers,
any progress with this issue?

Thanks a lot for your attention.
Comment 9 malamut 2007-04-21 10:02:36 UTC
I believe that whenever a user first encounters this issue, he will perceive it
as a bug, since from the user's point of view there is no obvious difference
between external and internal objects. Also, no such difference seems to be
documented, and even if it were, nobody would expect an embedded image to be an
external object. Also, competitors today do not have such problems anymore.

Hence, I suggest that this issue be assigned a higher priority and a target
milestone. And and believe that it would even make sense to rate it a defect
instead of an enhancement.
Comment 10 bettina.haberer 2007-09-26 16:01:11 UTC
Hi Mathias, I have changed the current owner to your owner. Please take the
ownership of these enhancements.
Comment 11 Regina Henschel 2012-06-26 13:51:59 UTC
*** Issue 18930 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 12 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-02-10 06:17:48 UTC
Some possibly related reports
Comment 13 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:45:18 UTC
Reset the assignee to the default "".