Issue 27020 - insert OOo draw into Writer document (sxw)
Summary: insert OOo draw into Writer document (sxw)
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.1RC
Hardware: PC Windows 98
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-03-27 15:46 UTC by gaborf
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:34 UTC (History)
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Description gaborf 2004-03-27 15:46:11 UTC
This submission is a result of the following topic in OOo forum:

If I want to insert an OOo drawing into a document (e.g. sxw) and I use the 
Insert>Graphics option I will never be able to insert it since it is not even 
listed among „All formats”.

One has to find out that an OOo drawing is an OLE object (no simple end user 
ever knows what on earth an OLE object is!) and then it can be inserted through 
that option

It would be much better if *.sxd files were listed among the possible graphic 

All the more so, since for a simple user (particularly „non-English-mother-
tongued”) such words as

all mean fairly similar things.

In short: a drawing is a graphic (at least linguistically).

(However, this is an age-long debate whether words of everyday use should be 
allowed to take on a strictly profession-bound meaning particularly when it is 
not even related to the every-day meaning.)

Suggestion: *.sdw format may ALSO remain under its present location (OLE) but 
it should ALSO appear among format under Graphics.

Thank you very much.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2004-03-28 20:45:40 UTC
Changed to issue type enhancement.
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 2 pagalmes.lists 2006-07-01 17:10:56 UTC
I agree.

It would make sense to me, that three options should be given to the user to
insert an object from draw :

- insert all the pages from the drawing (as if they were entire pages from
writer => 1 page in draw would show as a page in writer (with the same page
- insert one page only from the draw
- insert only a part of a page (a selection)

That would ease the manipulation of objects between the different modules.
Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:51:36 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".