Issue 24923 - Borders as graphics
Summary: Borders as graphics
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 81 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 33379 74319 94998 98135 107828 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-01-29 19:49 UTC by iambfree
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:44 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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example 1 of nice page border (from WordPerfect) (95.01 KB, image/png)
2006-11-22 21:29 UTC, gleppert
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example 2 of nice page border (from WordPerfect) (94.75 KB, image/png)
2006-11-22 21:31 UTC, gleppert
no flags Details
example 3 of nice page border (from WordPerfect) (2.24 KB, application/pdf)
2006-11-22 21:32 UTC, gleppert
no flags Details

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Description iambfree 2004-01-29 19:49:06 UTC
I have frequently in my various experiences over the past 10 years seen numerous
incidents when people have used borders on documents (from posters to
certificates) for decorative effect.   It is not reasonably possible in OOo
unless you already have a suitable image of the border as OOo is currently only
able to create borders which are straight lines.   I currently face the choice
of preparing an image for someone to use on a certificate or installing
CrossOver Office so they can revert to Word 97.   Please add some form of
additional border capability to OOo. Perhaps simply allow you to select a border
which is actually edge, end and corner pieces (preferably vector based) which
are duplicated, rotated and stretched to create the border on an item?
Comment 1 rblackeagle 2004-01-29 23:33:44 UTC
Yes -- Yes!  I have had to go to Windows and run PrintShop to get this or to MS
word.  I would love to have this feature in OOo.
Comment 2 h.ilter 2004-01-30 15:36:39 UTC
Reassigned to BH
Comment 3 lav 2004-06-17 21:18:07 UTC
Do it! Do it! This feature may finally get me all the way out of WordPerfect and
into OO. Add a few more graphics filters and you can have my large border
collection. Awards, presentations, posters, title pages! Full frames, corners,
vertical and horizontal lines! Mostly wpg, cgm and wmf.
Comment 4 lohmaier 2004-09-23 20:02:00 UTC
*** Issue 33379 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 gleppert 2006-11-22 21:29:42 UTC
Created attachment 40845 [details]
example 1 of nice page border (from WordPerfect)
Comment 6 gleppert 2006-11-22 21:31:32 UTC
Created attachment 40846 [details]
example 2 of nice page border (from WordPerfect)
Comment 7 gleppert 2006-11-22 21:32:11 UTC
Created attachment 40847 [details]
example 3 of nice page border (from WordPerfect)
Comment 8 michael.ruess 2007-02-08 09:29:31 UTC
*** Issue 74319 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 litte_tiger 2007-05-17 15:52:09 UTC
Add it! Kids love this art page borders. How can I convince my son to use OO
without art page borders. We need kids to grab the parket portion from MS...
Comment 10 phredold 2007-05-19 02:58:17 UTC
Both my wife and daughter are teachers. It's quite amazing how often they
request this feature for their teaching materials. At the minimum it would stop
my ear getting bent. This one issue is a sore point in my quest to convert them.
Comment 11 bettina.haberer 2007-09-26 16:01:08 UTC
Hi Mathias, I have changed the current owner to your owner. Please take the
ownership of these enhancements.
Comment 12 michael.ruess 2008-10-16 11:49:33 UTC
*** Issue 94998 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 13 michael.ruess 2009-01-16 08:40:05 UTC
*** Issue 98135 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 14 boblarota 2009-05-29 16:31:18 UTC
I think this is the first fundamental thing I've come across that's missing from
Writer since ditching Word a couple of years ago. It would be a really useful
addition. Thanks.
Comment 15 joashbeth 2009-06-19 09:34:00 UTC
It would be a great addition for me too.  I create fliers for my partners
storytelling, my belly dance classes, our medieval banquet entertainment, all of
which would look massively more professional if I could put elegant borders on
them - my partner similarly would find it very useful. 
It would make it a truly professional tool. 

Additional point: as it is in word being able to chose a design and then adapt
the colour is an important part of this being useful.  
EG in word one can select a set of celtic knotwork and then chose to have it in
dark green, or any other colour and thus set of work very nicely. 

This is the only real flaw I've found in this tool compared to the others so it
really would be the icing on the cake for me. (and save no end of favours owed
with getting people with word to create pdfs of stationary for me which I have
to convert to a background picture in order to even try to replicate it and that
has no end of inherent issues, not least keeping a margin between the border and
the text consistent.
Comment 16 johnbear 2009-07-15 21:47:49 UTC
I produce a lot of community posters and flyers.  The omission of graphic page 
borders is the only deficiency in OOo that I have come across.  Please . . . .
Comment 17 eric.savary 2010-01-01 12:18:14 UTC
*** Issue 107828 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 18 mr_smyle 2010-02-19 12:21:10 UTC
Comment 19 2010-05-19 11:26:51 UTC
added myself in CC
Comment 20 stefanionut 2011-03-11 13:25:53 UTC
Wow, this issue was raised like more than 7 years ago, and nothing was done. Can I say "wow" again?
To be honest because of this "little" issue I can't recommend it to other people. 
You (OpenOffice crew) have to understand youre audience. You're audience is in a large part students and teachers who need to prepare their documents, and who need for style sake to add a graphical border.
Other people need to print booklets that need a graphical border as well. Others need to print certifcations as someone else commented earlier.
So I'm trying to understand why this issue is getting so less attention. 
If this will never be done it should be stated so, if not, there should be a deadline for it, or a version that will include it. Without a deadline nothing will be done, really. 

P.S. Because of this "little" issue, I bought Microsoft Office 2007 and use it ever since.
Comment 21 ooo 2012-09-04 21:23:11 UTC
This is important!  Many documents require non-trivial borders, whether they be writer documents (such as certificates) or Impress documents.

Not having this possibility reduces OO to less than a complete solution.
Comment 22 ooo 2012-09-04 21:32:07 UTC
Hey, what's this?  My email address shows, ripe for harvesting by any spider!
I can't even delete my comment to make this undone.

Powers that be, please immediately remove me from this list - you can delete my account, as I don't want to be a member of something as rude as this.

Thank you!
Comment 23 wayland 2015-11-07 01:01:34 UTC
Just a comment that, if you made the box borders support the Unicode box characters, I'm sure there would be plenty of people who would make fonts that have special borders, without the OpenOffice team having to create lots of borders.
Comment 24 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:44:42 UTC
Reset the assignee to the default "".