Issue 49096 - Add 'Increment Numeric Contents' function to 'Duplicate' tool
Summary: Add 'Increment Numeric Contents' function to 'Duplicate' tool
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: recent-trunk
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-05-11 13:12 UTC by bobharvey
Modified: 2013-05-04 15:02 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Mockup (177.75 KB, application/pdf)
2013-05-04 15:02 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld
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Description bobharvey 2005-05-11 13:12:07 UTC
Imagine a simple engineering drawing, with a terminal pin drawn as a square, 
with a number in it.

Now remember that typically you may want to make 60 of those, sequentially 
numbered, evenly spaced on the drawing.

I'd like to suggest a replicate tool, similar to the 'duplicate' tool in Serif 
Drawplus, but with auto-incrementing numbers if required.  This would be a fine 
bit of product differentiation.

1.  Replicate selected item into grid, with spefified number of rows and 
    columns, and specified x and y spacing.

2.  Replicate ditto, but auto-increment numbering.
    A separate increment range for x and y might be useful, to create
    things like

A1  A2  A3
B1  B2  B3

    but it should also be possible to do things like:
1     2     3
4     5     6


1   4   7
2   5   8
3   6   9

3.   Replicate over other co-ordinate systems, e.g isometric, radial, along a 
curved path.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-05-11 13:21:37 UTC
Comment 2 bobharvey 2008-03-02 07:45:22 UTC
Hello?  Is there anybody there?  
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld 2013-05-03 04:14:34 UTC
At least I can say that I also would e happy to have this tool
Comment 4 Regina Henschel 2013-05-03 05:49:06 UTC
I like the idea too.
Comment 5 Rainer Bielefeld 2013-05-04 15:02:23 UTC
For request "a" we already have menu 'Edit duplicate' as a quite nearby solution 

So I think everything we are talking about here are enhancements for that tool

For "b" I added a Mockup for a solution with Start Value, End Value, Leading zeroes and Number of decimals. Of course other solutions are possible, for example "Increase trailing number contents of text contents by one for every copy.
Comment 6 Rainer Bielefeld 2013-05-04 15:02:56 UTC
Created attachment 80639 [details]