Issue 46138 - border of formulas should not be displayed in front of drawing objects (inconsistency to other object borders)
Summary: border of formulas should not be displayed in front of drawing objects (incon...
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 680m87
Hardware: All All
: P5 (lowest) Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2005-03-28 09:51 UTC by norbert2
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Writer document (8.39 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2005-03-28 09:52 UTC, norbert2
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screenshot (2.04 KB, image/gif)
2005-03-28 15:45 UTC, norbert2
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document containg drawing, formula, table and frame (9.57 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2005-03-28 18:28 UTC, norbert2
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Description norbert2 2005-03-28 09:51:23 UTC
border of formulas is displayed through drawing objects
Comment 1 norbert2 2005-03-28 09:52:22 UTC
Created attachment 24327 [details]
Writer document
Comment 2 eric.savary 2005-03-28 15:15:21 UTC
Which drawing object do you mean? Where is the problem?.
Please reopen when you'll have a correct step by step description.
Comment 3 eric.savary 2005-03-28 15:15:37 UTC
Comment 4 norbert2 2005-03-28 15:45:00 UTC
I mean the star!

Just have a look at the attached screenshot. The borders of the formula can be
seen through the star.
Comment 5 norbert2 2005-03-28 15:45:33 UTC
Created attachment 24334 [details]
Comment 6 eric.savary 2005-03-28 17:51:45 UTC
Those are only the boundaries (visual element) which allow to locate object
behind others.
They won't be printed.
Comment 7 eric.savary 2005-03-28 17:52:02 UTC
Comment 8 norbert2 2005-03-28 18:24:34 UTC
I know that these lines are not printed. But nevertheless it's a bug:

Such lines are also shown for tables with border size = 0. And these lines are
NOT shown through drawings.

See attached document.
Comment 9 norbert2 2005-03-28 18:28:28 UTC
Created attachment 24335 [details]
document containg drawing, formula, table and frame
Comment 10 norbert2 2005-03-28 18:28:57 UTC
@es: please be more careful with closing issues
Comment 11 eric.savary 2005-03-28 20:02:13 UTC
Don't know why, it must be a bug. As I wrote above, seeing the outline of
objects behind drawings is allows to spot them vwhen they are hidden.
And that this does not hapen for other object looks like a missing feature.
Therefore -> enhancement.

Both points of view (bug in one way or feature in other way) could be endless
discussed. The fact is that seeing the guidlines beeind drawings or not is a p5.
And therefore, due to workload and dev costs, could be closed immediatly as WONTFIX.

But we'll give it a try...
Comment 12 norbert2 2005-03-28 20:06:58 UTC
It is a inconsitency between the boundaries of different objects as you can see,
and therfore a bug!
Comment 13 norbert2 2005-03-28 20:09:07 UTC
@es: formulas are the ONLY OBJECT which boundaries are shown through drawing!

I hope you can now understand why this is a bug and change the issue back to Bug...
Comment 14 lohmaier 2005-03-28 20:39:21 UTC
defect or enhancement is to be decided in an objective way, not of the
subjective feelings of the user.

If "OOo does what the programmers wanted OOo to do" then it is not a bug, even
when the user thinks "OOo should do it differently". 

You can call the inconsistency a design-bug but still OOo does what the
programmers had in mind.

If the programmers write some code that calculates 2+2=5 (and the programmers
intended it this way) then it is not a bug. It may not be intuitive and
therefore should be changed, but this would be an enhancement request.

But es already pointed out: Someone has to pay the developers. The benefit of
"fixing" this one is so small that "management" probably decides to fix real
bugs instead of changing the current behaviour. Find someone to provide a patch
and there may be a chance to have it changed...

Virtually nobody would notice when the behaviour is changed. Virtually will
notice the current inconsistency. So why bother? "There are bigger fish to catch..."
anyway: confirming, modifying summary a bit.

Find someone to write a patch or expect this issue to be unchanged a long time...
Comment 15 norbert2 2005-03-28 20:49:40 UTC
@es: sorry, I have read over your sentence:
"And that this does not hapen for other object looks like a missing feature.
Therefore -> enhancement."

I agree that it should be discussed if all boundaries should be shown or not shown.

But all should behave identical. That's the sense of this issue.

So the "should not be" in the summery should be replaced with "are".
Comment 16 norbert2 2005-03-31 16:46:09 UTC
After thinking more... In my oppinion ALL such borders should NOT be displayed
in front of drawing objects...

So the summary can be kept as is...
Comment 17 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:54:32 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' 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):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have
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