Issue 2313 - Make images / pictures easier to handle
Summary: Make images / pictures easier to handle
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 638
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2001-11-28 14:08 UTC by osavill
Modified: 2014-09-24 01:50 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description osavill 2001-11-28 14:08:06 UTC
Especially resizing ! It is quite noticable how easy images are to manage in Word as opposed to Open Office.

Two examples:
1) Word appears to Anchor as Character by default so importing two images places them one after the other is some fashion (side by side or one below the other). Open Office by contrast defaults to Anchor to Page which means that importing two, or more, images results in them all sitting on top of each other !
2) Dragging the left or right hand image resizing widget in Word 2000 automatically takes care of the margins. (Well that's not quite true ! Dragging to the left results in the right hand margin getting smaller or vanishing off the page altogether. The left margin then has to be move to the left !) In Open Office the maximum image size is fixed firmly to the current margin / page size. Messing about with the margins can lead to all sorts of fun and games !
Comment 1 stefan.baltzer 2001-11-29 15:13:46 UTC
Reassigned to Falko.
Comment 2 falko.tesch 2002-01-02 10:44:44 UTC
This issue is re-assigned to Christian Jansen for further evaluation.
Comment 3 christian.jansen 2002-01-14 13:46:18 UTC
1. Word users don't have the choice to place the anchor of an object
to different items like page, paragraphs etc. The problem with anchors
is that every default has a lot of pros and cons. Anyway, may we
should invest some time to evaluate a better solution.

2. A soultion could be to handle graphics like in DTP applications.
Graphics in those apps are placed in frames and could be resized,
dragged or what ever real easy. The solution from MS even not real
easy to handle.
Comment 4 njjh201 2005-05-21 17:19:04 UTC
I am in strong agreement with point 2 in CJ's comments. For OOo to be able to
handle images in a similar way to, say, QuarkXPress would be a massive bonus for
those of us who do use OOo as a DTP package.

Or, if this already exists / is available via a practical workaround, it needs
to be better signposted.
Comment 5 christian.jansen 2005-05-23 10:07:40 UTC
CJ: Reopened. Set target to Later.
Comment 6 Tyler Charles 2014-09-24 01:50:46 UTC
Tyler Charles 09/23/2014

I successfully recreated this issue by uploading multiple images into a word document. I noticed tat the images are placed on top of each other when uploaded together, but when uploaded separately the second image in placed in a new document separate from the first image. Uploading multiple images to a single document becomes tedious when the user has to manually resize and reposition each individual image in the document.