Issue 33825 - pyramid charts, organization charts are missing
Summary: pyramid charts, organization charts are missing
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 680m51
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 8 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: ms_interoperability
: 28406 104813 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-09-04 11:37 UTC by maxqnz
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description maxqnz 2004-09-04 11:37:45 UTC
It could be useful if OpenOffice allowed for the creation of pyramid charts,
like this, . This function would be a valuable
enhancement to OpenOffice's charting capabilities.
Comment 1 kla 2004-09-06 09:51:42 UTC
Hi Bettina,
one for you.
Comment 2 pied 2004-10-28 13:14:33 UTC
*** Issue 33825 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2004-11-29 18:22:33 UTC
Reassigned to Ingrid.
Comment 4 IngridvdM 2005-04-25 15:44:54 UTC
The pyramid chart and other organization charts are missing features that need
to be offered by the presentation. They are not related to spreadsheet data but
instead some kind of special shapes.
->CL: Please take over handling this Issue as it is an impress task. Thanks.
Comment 5 IngridvdM 2007-07-27 16:58:31 UTC
*** Issue 28406 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 IngridvdM 2007-07-27 17:01:09 UTC
examples of missing organizational charts:
Comment 7 IngridvdM 2007-07-27 17:05:18 UTC
This issue is related to issue 10547.
Comment 8 IngridvdM 2007-07-27 17:06:25 UTC
added me to CC
Comment 9 IngridvdM 2009-09-16 17:45:42 UTC
*** Issue 104813 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 wstewart 2009-12-21 22:05:23 UTC
Hi, at we have integrated a full FOSS organization in a box to
help FOSS compete with Microsoft across the board.  We have not encountered any
need for the Pyramid chart feature.  However our experience is that the lack of
an Organization Chart capability in Impress, and compatibility with the
PowerPoint version of this feature, to be the number one issue holding back
wide-spread customer embrace of OpenOffice.  More info:

While Writer and Calc compatibility with MS Office is now very good, greatly
moving it forward as a suite that can interoperate without risk, Impress
compatibility with Powerpoint is much less solid.  Business users of MS Office
use PowerPoint a lot, and often create organization charts with its builtin
tool, found under Insert / Picture / Organization Chart.

These organization charts do not come across to Impress - the lines get
reformatted all over the place - and they cannot be edited and sent back to an
MS Office user.  (I'd be glad to provide example files, and/or provide any other
examples requested on Impress / PPT compatibility in general.)

The reasons the Powerpoint Org Chart tool is so useful is mainly two-fold:

   1. The automated layout capability is an order of magnitude more convenient
than manually creating and then editing a chart in any drawing package.  You can
select a branch, and automatically change with one click the layout of the whole
branch or entire chart to right-side, left-side, or standard layout.  All
alignment is automatically taken care of.  Very useful.

   2. You can also select a branch and drag it in entirety to another node of
the org chart, and the entire branch moves with all alignment against the rest
of the chart, and the rest of the chart moved around to make room, again
automatically so everything is equally spaced and aligned.

I don't downplay the effort to replicate this or make it work seamlessly with a
PowerPoint org chart that has been imported.  Our input is simply that both of
these - replication and compatibility - are very significant issues, and
addressing them would go a very, very long way to enabling the majority of users
to move from MS Office to OpenOffice without any barrier, trouble, or risk on
the presentation software side.  Embrace and replace!

We request that the urgency of this issue be raised and addressed as a priority

Bill Stewart
Eseri CEO

Comment 11 inlawcada 2010-11-11 02:12:09 UTC
Created attachment 74044
Comment 12 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:55:38 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".