Issue 18381 - tool to create regular polygons in draw
Summary: tool to create regular polygons in draw
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC3
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 3 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-08-19 07:18 UTC by ringerc
Modified: 2014-09-11 18:51 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description ringerc 2003-08-19 07:18:54 UTC
I've just had a bit of a marathon task creating various regular polygons in OO.o
draw. I had to use snap points and a fair bit of trig to get the vertices in the
right places.

So... a suggestion. Perhaps it'd be useful to have a 'create regular polygon'
tool in OO.o draw. Draw a bbox, enter the number of vertices into the dialog,
and *bing* in goes your made-to-order polygon. Most other draw apps have this,
and IMHO it's a pretty important/handy feature, depending admittedly on what you
need to do.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2003-08-19 08:06:08 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 2 drking 2005-12-06 13:02:48 UTC
DannysDrawPowerTools macro has the ability to draw regular polygons and a lot 

The current behaviour of drawing polygons while holding the shift key has been 
discussed on  Subj:"regular hexagon in Draw". Some 
people have assumed that a regular polygon is being drawn - this is what 
happens in all the other programs I know of, but not in Draw. I'd suggest that 
rather than a new tool, what might be better would be to modify the behaviour 
to fall in line with other drawing programs, so that regular polygons are 

Comment 3 tfarlow 2005-12-07 05:04:03 UTC
Can confirm in OOo 2.0.139.
A regular hexagon should not fit in a square.  With any given side flat, the
ratio of height to width is sqrt(3):2.
Comment 4 hendrik0 2008-10-31 15:50:16 UTC
OO should absolutely draw regular polygons and stars. The height:width ratio
when holding shift for triangles, hexagons, and 6-stars should be sqrt(3)/2, the
ratio for pentagons and 5-stars should be sqrt((5+sqrt(5))/8).
Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:51:39 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 6 Regina Henschel 2014-09-11 18:51:48 UTC
The corresponding element in ODF is draw:regular-polygon.