Issue 24445 - Can't put caption above an illustration
Summary: Can't put caption above an illustration
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 3 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
Depends on: 3734
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Reported: 2004-01-15 16:40 UTC by wsande
Modified: 2013-11-21 12:10 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: 4.0.1
Developer Difficulty: ---

Screen capture of Caption dialog (57.89 KB, image/jpeg)
2004-01-20 19:51 UTC, wsande
no flags Details
Patch to enable the option in the dialogs (1.21 KB, patch)
2013-11-21 12:10 UTC, Ariel Constenla-Haile
no flags Details | Diff

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Description wsande 2004-01-15 16:40:22 UTC
When adding a caption to an illustration (drawing object or group of drawing 
objects), the "position" field is greyed out, and set to "below".  There seems 
to be no way to put a caption ABOVE an illustration.
Comment 1 h.ilter 2004-01-16 14:12:34 UTC
Please attach a sample to see such object for the caption.
Comment 2 wsande 2004-01-20 19:50:15 UTC
To reproduce:
- put a drawing object in a document
- select the drawing object, right-click and select "Caption"
- Notice that the "Position" drop-down is greyed out, and set to below, so the 
caption can only be placed below, not above. (see attached screen capture)
Comment 3 wsande 2004-01-20 19:51:57 UTC
Created attachment 12608 [details]
Screen capture of Caption dialog
Comment 4 jack.warchold 2004-02-20 14:30:06 UTC
confirmed on SO5.2, OOo1.0.3, OOo1.1.0, OOo1.1.1b  and 680m23 :)

as requested by os

reassigned to os
Comment 5 lohmaier 2004-03-12 21:49:25 UTC
please also have a look at issue 26414 (request to be able to place the caption
to the right/left of an object).
If you want to handle both in one single issue please mark the other one as
duplicate (and update the summary :-) - thank you.
Comment 6 Oliver Specht 2004-06-13 10:15:38 UTC
Comment 7 sardisson 2005-03-27 23:40:21 UTC
A work-around is to go to the Text Document: General section of the Options,
click on the ... button next to Object selection, and then change the "default"
settings for illustration to "above."

I agree that it is a serious usability bug that one cannot override the default
position when entering a new caption.

The platform/OS should be all because this bug is present on Mac OS X, too.
Comment 8 Oliver Specht 2005-04-01 11:30:08 UTC
Caption above is currently not implemented for drawing and pictures. 
Comment 9 Giuseppe Castagno (aka beppec56) 2007-06-01 10:18:09 UTC
cc myself.
Comment 10 username132 2008-07-03 10:38:32 UTC
I would like to be able to put captions to the side (left or right).
Comment 11 Ariel Constenla-Haile 2013-11-21 12:10:47 UTC
Created attachment 81972 [details]
Patch to enable the option in the dialogs

This patch and the patch in attachment 81756 [details] allow inserting the caption "Above"; but enabling it shows some problems (the frame hight is smaller than the graphic's hight), so this needs further work.