Issue 40484 - Not all text manipulation features on text toolbar
Summary: Not all text manipulation features on text toolbar
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2005-01-12 11:45 UTC by bobharvey
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:33 UTC (History)
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Description bobharvey 2005-01-12 11:45:46 UTC
It is unecessarily complex to add text to a block.  Imagine I want a double
ended arrow with the word "Excelsior" centred in it.

1.  Select the arrow from the block arrows and draw.  Easy.
2.  Double click and type "Excelsior".  Text appears top left
    text formatting tool bar appears.
3.  Click 'centre justified'.  Text is now in middle at the top.
    there is no way to move it down from the tool bar
4.  deselect item.  Right click and select 'text' from context menu
    Select anchor point, wrapping, and margins.
At last - what we are looking for.  But what a faffle, and will everyone find it?

I would have thought that there should be some way of accessing these other
functions from the text formatting toolbar, so that it was all in one place and
easy to find.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-01-13 08:02:54 UTC
Changed to enhancement. Reassigned.
Comment 2 Matthias Basler 2005-02-17 20:26:39 UTC
(By the way I found that sometimes the "anchor point function" does not work
correctly with new objects. I put that into a separate issue 43030.)

Yes these text options are a bit hard to find. One idea might be a "anchor
point" palette to be opened and used from the text toolbar. Additionally, it
should be made more clear to the user how the alignment options from the current
toolbar (left/center/right) and the "anchor point" play together. Do they
interfere or not? When to use which? (They do different things!)
Comment 3 bobharvey 2006-07-01 10:34:30 UTC
I think this one is still valid.  Draw, in particular, is clumsy and 
undeveloped compared to some of the competitors.  How about a target milestone, 
at least?
Comment 4 bobharvey 2007-03-23 23:41:51 UTC
Two years now
Comment 5 bobharvey 2008-03-02 07:51:30 UTC
Three years now
Comment 6 bobharvey 2010-07-04 22:26:48 UTC
Five years now
Comment 7 bobharvey 2010-08-01 15:10:46 UTC
Ok, subtle difference in 3.2.0 under unix

The default text location is no longer upper left, but left & vertically
centred.  So I might never have noticed the original problem as it would do what
I wanted more or less straight away.

But the problem is still the same if I actually wan the text to or bottom
aligned - you have to deselect, reselect, right click & pick 'text'.

So 1/10 for changing the default, but the same problem persists that not all the
text manipulation features are on the toolbar.

I'm changing the target to Framework, because writer has the same problem.
Comment 8 Olaf Felka 2010-08-02 07:30:44 UTC