Issue 23289 - Curve tool unintuitive
Summary: Curve tool unintuitive
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 35817 66676 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-12-08 08:31 UTC by dalleyg
Modified: 2017-01-26 15:07 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description dalleyg 2003-12-08 08:31:46 UTC
I find the curve tool to be a little unintuitive, even after a little bit of 
practice.  As it currently works, the first click establishes the initial 
endpoint.  The second click creates a control point, the third another 
endpoint, and so on, alternating between end- and control-points.  When I draw 
a curve, I typically have a good idea where the endpoints should go, but don't 
really have a good feel for the image coordinates of the control points.  I 
suspect that most normal users have a similar difficulty.  

It would be really nice to have an auto-point feature like PowerPoint.  In 
PowerPoint, the user only places endpoints with initial clicking.  PowerPoint 
makes a reasonable guess at the control points.  The control points can be 
edited at the end, just as they can in OpenOffice.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2003-12-08 12:08:31 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:56:10 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised has the status 'New' pending further action, but has not
been updated within the last 4 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the
latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed.
Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
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Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:42:50 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 4 Joe Smith 2010-06-04 19:49:39 UTC
Three open issues for this:
  Issue 66676
  Issue 35817
  Issue 23289
Comment 5 Regina Henschel 2017-01-26 15:07:21 UTC
*** Issue 66676 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 Regina Henschel 2017-01-26 15:07:48 UTC
*** Issue 35817 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***