Issue 17924 - Graphics should display even outside text wrapping contour.
Summary: Graphics should display even outside text wrapping contour.
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC2
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P4 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-08-06 12:53 UTC by pmartel60
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
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Shows ugly side effect and image of the intended effect (80.24 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-08-06 12:58 UTC, pmartel60
no flags Details
Clipping or not clipping? (39.04 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-10-02 11:39 UTC, andreas.martens
no flags Details

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Description pmartel60 2003-08-06 12:53:57 UTC
Writer's Contour text wrapping feature has an undocumented and ugly side
effect of using the ontour polygon that is supposed to control text wrapping
as a mask for the display of the graphic. Not an issue for white backgrounds, 
but often visually jarring for colored backgrounds, photos, etc.

This was first uncovered in the investigation of Issue 17474 which 
will now strictly focus on a related but distinct .doc import issue.
Comment 1 pmartel60 2003-08-06 12:58:44 UTC
Created attachment 8269 [details]
Shows ugly side effect and image of the intended effect
Comment 2 h.ilter 2003-08-06 14:16:56 UTC
HI->AMA: Nearly the same like 17474 but with a little difference. See
the attachment.
Comment 3 andreas.martens 2003-08-07 17:44:33 UTC
We use the polygon for text wrapping as well as for clipping of the
graphic. This makes sense in many cases. In the example you don't want
it. The solution will be a property which can be set at the graphic.
Comment 4 falko.tesch 2003-10-01 16:08:43 UTC
I consider this a bug! If I want to have a wrap around a graphic the 
way we offer it I just cut the graphic to the right shape.
But what I expect is that the text will run OVER the graphic!
Comment 5 andreas.martens 2003-10-02 11:39:12 UTC
Created attachment 9905 [details]
Clipping or not clipping?
Comment 6 andreas.martens 2003-10-02 11:46:09 UTC
No, it's no bug. We've inserted a few lines of code to clip the
graphic because sometimes it's very useful. See my last attachment. I
inserted a rose with contour wrapping and of course I don't want to
see the (clipped) background of the rose. Normally I don't want to
have text above a graphic. But if you really need it, you have a
workaround, see my attachment and have a look at the blue circle ;-)
So sometimes we want the clipping, sometimes not, we'll need it for
our own older documents but we don't want it for Word import.
The solution: we need a property which decides if the graphic will
clipped or not during the contour wrapping.
Comment 7 andreas.martens 2004-01-21 16:53:44 UTC
I don't have the resources to implement this feature for 2.0.
Comment 8 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:16:52 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".