Issue 64630 - Freehand Tool needs option to control smoothing
Summary: Freehand Tool needs option to control smoothing
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 27392 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-04-21 21:21 UTC by carlaron
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:45 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description carlaron 2006-04-21 21:21:25 UTC
Using the freehand tool to draw into any of OOo's applications is working 
All sharp edges are smoothed out.
This can be seen when trying to draw a rectangle (or the letter 'z') with very 
sharp corners.

This causes a problem when used with a graphic tablet to insert handwriting. 
Text is smoothed out and unreadable.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2006-04-24 08:21:07 UTC
I think this is more of a defect than an enhancement....
Reproducible. Reassigned.
Comment 2 Armin Le Grand 2006-07-11 16:51:30 UTC
AW: Well, the freehand tool is designed to do smoothing, so this is no bug or
defect. Main target group is mouse users, so smoothing is by purpose. When doing
something with sharp edges like a 'z', the polyline tool should be used, it's
designed to produce sharp edges. This should also work with a tablet, just set
single corner points.
Comment 3 carlaron 2006-07-13 09:26:04 UTC
Ok, I can understand that the smoothing function works on purpose (though I 
dislike it, it does not perform well for me), but in that case there should be 
an option to set the level of smoothing actvity, like inceasing/decreasing and 
even turning it off, as that would make the tool much more flexible and would 
introduce a basic handwriting option to OO. How about that?
Comment 4 Armin Le Grand 2006-07-18 11:53:41 UTC
AW: That sounds much better and is a good idea. I will change to enchancement
and adapt the title.
Comment 5 Armin Le Grand 2008-04-29 03:28:05 UTC
AW: Target moved
Comment 6 oooforum (fr) 2015-10-02 07:56:49 UTC
*** Issue 27392 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:45:31 UTC
Reset the assignee to the default "".