Issue 40883 - Gallery objects as links from own themes do not work as described.
Summary: Gallery objects as links from own themes do not work as described.
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Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.2
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-01-18 11:06 UTC by ejgrace
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description ejgrace 2005-01-18 11:06:50 UTC
There appears to be no way of allowing ones own Gallery OpenOffice Draw objects
to be links, yet external formats work fine.

To reproduce,

1) Start OpenOffice
2) Tools > Gallery
3) In Gallery, Click "New Theme..."
4) Enter Theme Name "Example Theme"
5) In the drawing area import a PNG (or other bitmapped) graphic. Insert > Graphics 
6) Click on graphic, hold button down until cursor changes to a rectangle
7) Drag graphic to Gallery theme "Example Theme", Title bar of Gallery will
state "Example Theme - dd<number> (<path>/dd<number>.png)"
8) Delete PNG from main document
9) Draw a rectangle.
10) Add this to the Gallery as in step 7), the Gallery title will read "Example
Theme - dd<number>", note.  No file name associated
11) Delete rectangle from document
12) Click on the PNG in the gallery.
13) Hold Ctrl+Shift, cursor changes to a Shortcut symbol.  Drag to main drawing
14) Click Edit > Links
15) Link to PNG will be shown.
16) Repeat for the rectangle
17) Click Edit > Links

There is no associated link for the rectangle.  It appears that one cannot link
external Draw objects in Draw!!!

This is a real pain if, say one wishes to provide a set of standard symbols for
inclusion in a document and modify them all.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-01-21 08:51:18 UTC
The difference between the older (1.1.2) and the current version is: at the
moment OOo does not show a path for an inserted ( drag and drop) picture in a
gallery theme.
A path is shown if the picture is added to the theme using right
click/properties/files/find files/add. This differentiation makes no sense in my
@ejgrace: if I understand you right you want to ship a theme of self-designed
objects to another user. Is that correct? That would be more an enhancement, not
a defect.
For the path problem I have filed issue i41070. This one here would become an
enhancement If I understood you right . Thanks.
Comment 2 ejgrace 2005-02-11 17:36:03 UTC
> if I understand you right you want to ship a theme of self-designed
> objects to another user. Is that correct?

Not quite, though that is a realated topic and would be useful.  

1) My point is more that when an oodraw gallery object is inserted as a link,
the link is not honoured, instead the object is physically *copied* into the
document that is being edited.

2) On the other hand, if the gallery object is an image and it is inserted as a
link, the fact it is a link *is* honoured.  

This means that if I then change the underlying gallery source image, all the
source images derived from this in the document being edited can change.

The help pages say you can insert gallery objects as links, so I would expect to
be able to do (2) for oodraw objects as well.

The motivation behind me wanting to do this came from drafting a flowchart.  The
idea for this is one can draft up the structure of an image, then when one has
time, work on perfecting the objects.  Subsequently all the objects change to
the new versions since they are actually links in the document rather than copies.  

Comment 3 flibby05 2005-04-03 19:01:12 UTC
defect -> enhancement
Comment 4 wolframgarten 2005-04-04 07:55:12 UTC
Comment 5 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:23:27 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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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:
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