Issue 22614 - impossible to center text vertically in border
Summary: impossible to center text vertically in border
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial with 10 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 111897 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-11-18 19:20 UTC by floeff+ooo
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:41 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description floeff+ooo 2003-11-18 19:20:44 UTC
It seems to be impossible to center text in border (or frame, I don't know what
the exact naming is in the English version). I first have to insert a table to
get this to work.
Comment 1 floeff+ooo 2003-11-18 19:32:34 UTC
I mean, of course, I cannot center VERTICALLY
Comment 2 mci 2003-12-15 11:28:48 UTC
reassigned to bh
Comment 3 sybille_ 2007-08-23 14:01:08 UTC
*** Issue 22614 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 4 hilarionlefuneste 2008-02-23 19:00:55 UTC
I suppose this refers to "vertical justification", i.e. the possibility to have
a text correctly distributed vertically with the first and last line always
aligned at the same position on all the pages. Actually this only appears to be
possible within a text frame; this is not a very suitable solution for a hundred
page document!

Is this option planned? It would be great if it were! 
Comment 5 kjbinstl 2009-01-06 15:42:27 UTC
I would change the title to "impossible to center text vertically on page or in
frame." The suggestion to use a table inside the frame helps some but seems like
an unnecessary burden on the user when it works, and I don't think it will work
for those who want the text centered vertically on every page of a document (as
for instance for multi-page posters).

Thank you!
Comment 6 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:53:20 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 7 michael.ruess 2010-05-28 08:57:46 UTC
Adding essential word "vertically" in summary.
Comment 8 michael.ruess 2010-05-28 08:57:58 UTC
*** Issue 111897 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 imwithid 2010-05-28 09:16:47 UTC
Since my request was a duplicate, I will add my comments here:

It has been mentioned on many sites that formatting text vertically in 
OpenOffice is complicated and in some cases not practical or insufficient a 
method. It seems unnecessary to have to create a frame, anchor it to the page, 
resize it and then align the frame centered vertically. Other problems that 
come into play are when more than one column is needed (or multiple pages as 
mentioned already). Often a column break does not properly work and the 
contents of one column end up in the other (requiring a hard break to balance 
out both since the contents within the frame cannot be aligned vertically - 
back to the original problem).

Given the age of this topic, I doubt it will be resolved anytime soon.
Comment 10 jbf.faure 2010-05-29 07:38:28 UTC
Add me to cc.