Issue 29028 - Option "Do not change base point back to top left when close position and size dialog" required
Summary: Option "Do not change base point back to top left when close position and siz...
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Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.1
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P4 Trivial with 12 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-05-11 09:16 UTC by richlv
Modified: 2014-02-12 06:08 UTC (History)
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Description richlv 2004-05-11 09:16:35 UTC
draw doesn't remember objects base point.

new document, insert any object (for example, rectangle). f4 -> position and 
size. set any or both base points to some other setting than default (upper left 
corner), press ok. f4 again - base point is set to the default location.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2004-05-13 07:53:28 UTC
Sorry, but this behaviour is wanted. If you don't like it please change the
issue type to enhancement. Thanks in advance.
Comment 2 richlv 2004-05-13 07:59:28 UTC
changed to enchancement
Comment 3 wolframgarten 2004-05-13 08:00:13 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 4 richlv 2004-05-17 09:14:32 UTC
more on this :
actually this applies to all components of the suite (also writer, calc and 

how this could be :
there could be an option for this behavior - 
1. don't remember base point, default is (a choice for a default base point);
2. remember base point for all objects;
3. remember base points for each object separately.

this should be settable for each application and also easily for all 
Comment 5 dhlocker 2007-04-21 03:11:36 UTC
In a drawing program, the base point is a _very_ important characteristic of the
object.  If top-left were the only significant reference point, there would be
no need to offer the other 8 points.  This is the only behaviour of the OOo
suite that frustrates me.  Every time I edit an object, I have to reset the base
point, verify the location and sizes (since they often are off by 0.01mm after
having been re-referenced from my specified point to top-left) and then relocate
or resize it.  Extremely poor behaviour, IMO.  (I have been doing technical
drawing of one sort or another for over 40 (ouch!) years.  This is the only
program I've used that does this.

Otherwise, wow am I glad to be able to use OOo!
Comment 6 rhinogates 2007-04-21 09:44:09 UTC
I agree with the post that was just made about 3 hours ago.
Comment 7 rolgiati 2007-04-21 10:54:13 UTC
*** Issue 29028 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 8 cno 2007-04-21 22:21:13 UTC
-> wg: can you pls explain why it is intended that:
- when I set an option button;
- that setting has changed the next time I open the dialog ?
Comment 9 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:54:39 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".