Issue 28422 - Add functionality to the navigator in draw
Summary: Add functionality to the navigator in draw
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 111394 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2004-04-27 15:42 UTC by khbellgardt
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description khbellgardt 2004-04-27 15:42:05 UTC
At present, the navigator in Draw is very simple. It only shows a list of slides
and all related objects, but does not give any information on layers and objects
belonging groups. More functionality could enhance the working process in draw.

1) The tree view could be extended to include additional levels for layers and
grouped objects as follows:

Then by drag and drop it would be possible to move or copy objects between
slides, layers or groups, or to move objects up an down within a layer, i. e.
bring the to from or back.

Different views of the tree/list could be helpful in different tasks. E.g. a
view such as the present one is convenient to move objects to front or back.
Other views (with different sorting of objects) could then include layers and/or

2) All objects should be given a default name to appear automatically in the

3) A context menu should be added to the navigator for quick selection of slide,
layer or object properties, or for deletion. For renaming of objects also a
long-click would be convenient.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2004-04-27 15:43:22 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:09:40 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently 'Unconfirmed' pending review, but has not been
updated within the last 3 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):
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Comment 3 khbellgardt 2008-05-16 08:20:52 UTC
I think the navigator is a very nice and outstanding feature of OOo which is
completely lacking on MS office. Nevertheless, the usability of the navigator
could still be improved a lot and it seems to be far away of its true
possibilities. There were almost no changes in the navigator through all of the
OOo versions. This enhancement request tried to give some suggestion to move
forward. I still think it's worth to keep the issue and take is into
consideration for future versions.
Comment 4 mathelec 2010-05-05 11:42:43 UTC

The features described above are really missing in OOO 3.2. The usage of the
navigator may merely be improved and will increase the Drawing possibilities far
from current version.

Thank you for your consideration.

PS: instead of object_1 or object_n default name, the navigator may return
line_1, polygon_2, ..., metafile_n, etc... with a link between object selected
on the page and the item selected in navigator. This name may also appear in a
box when mouse passing on it.
Comment 5 mathelec 2010-05-05 11:50:32 UTC

Issues n°16795, 28420, 29669 and 96488 seem to refer the same or closing
enhancements to the navigator. 
I suggest to join all votes on issue n°28422.

Thank you very much.
Comment 6 Joost Andrae 2010-05-05 16:54:10 UTC
*** Issue 111394 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:42:59 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".