Issue 57423 - improve text positioning for aligning to scanned forms
Summary: improve text positioning for aligning to scanned forms
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Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-11-06 13:14 UTC by treblig
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:37 UTC (History)
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Description treblig 2005-11-06 13:14:26 UTC
  I've just filled in a form by using a gif as a background in OOo Draw and
found two related problems; the form was a traditional form with boxes for each
character to write in.

    1) When you select the text tool and click on the top corner of the box you
might hope that the text would then be in the right position - but this is
rarely the case since the font normally has a bit of space at the top.
    2) Even with a non-proportional font it is difficult to get the font size
and spacing to correspong exactly with the size and spacing of the boxes on a
particular form.

I suggest what would be nice would be something that let you 'measure' a box and
set the font characteristics based off that box.  So I would see it that you
would select this tool and click on the top left of the first box on a row and
then click on the bottom right of the same box and then the top left of the next
box (to cope with spaces between boxes).  That would then set font size and
spacing appropriately.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-11-07 07:55:40 UTC
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2005-11-07 09:11:58 UTC
Comment 3 ace_dent 2008-05-16 01:43:02 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 2+ 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
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Comment 4 treblig 2008-05-17 21:00:53 UTC
As requested checked in 3.0 beta; still not in there.