Issue 69542 - Cannot convert back to drawing object from bitmap
Summary: Cannot convert back to drawing object from bitmap
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Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Minor (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
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Reported: 2006-09-14 21:58 UTC by leepatton
Modified: 2014-04-29 14:46 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description leepatton 2006-09-14 21:58:28 UTC
After drawing some figures, and grouping them into one object.  I then convert
the  object to bitmap by right clicking on the object and selecting "Convert ->
To Bitmap."  I can convert the image back to a drawing object from the bitmap if
I hit immediately click "undo."  However, If I forget to undo this before I
close the application, then I cannot recover my original drawing object from the
bitmap when I re-open the presentation. And therefore, I cannot make any more
changes to my drawing.

If the drawing object can be recovered from the bitmap during the "undo"
process, can there be a menu to explicitly perform this conversion even after
the application has been closed?
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2006-09-15 07:42:57 UTC
Being consistent everything should be undoable after restarting the application
then. I think that will be hard to realize... 
Comment 2 leepatton 2006-09-15 16:59:55 UTC
Maybe I wasn't clear enough in my original post.  My point was that it is
*somehow* possible to convert *back* from bitmap to drawing objects that are
editable.  So, why then can't this conversion be done explicitly through a menu
or button?  My point about the drawing object to bitmap conversion being
*undoable* was just to illustrate that the reverse conversion is *somehow*
possible. So, there is no issue with having to make *everything* undoable after
restarting the application for the sake of consistency.  I would just like the
drawing->bitmap conversion to be like, for example, chaning the font.  You can
change from Times to Arial. After application restart, you can change back from
Arial to Times via a menu/button.  Similarly, I would like the ability to change
back from bitmap to drawing object.

Hope that makes the issue more clear.
Comment 3 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-29 14:46:47 UTC
IMHO need to add option "convert and keep source data" to enable bitmap->drawing object after application restart.
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