Issue 74630 - no easy way to edit existing fontwork
Summary: no easy way to edit existing fontwork
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.1
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2007-02-17 23:08 UTC by Regina Henschel
Modified: 2013-10-14 06:33 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Regina Henschel 2007-02-17 23:08:08 UTC
Wrote some Text in a textbox.
Choose 'Fontwork' from the context menu.
Apply an arc form to the text. You will get an old style fontwork.
Close the fontwork window.

Now try to alter the form of the fontwork. There is no way in the UI to get the
Fontwork window back.

My big wish for enhancement: Add an permanently item into the context menu for
calling the fontwork window. Fontwork can be applied to nearly all drawing
objekts and I see no reason, why you have dropped it.

My small wish: If you have got an existing fontwork, then you can reach the
fontwork dialog via context menu. Or make the fontwork window a normal toolbar
that acts like all the other context depending floating toolbars.

I know that I can customize the drawing toolbar to get that icon, but that is
not a comfortable way.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2007-02-26 08:34:19 UTC
Comment 2 zirneklitis 2010-07-23 14:22:47 UTC
The same issue still remains in the version 3.2 Old style Fontwork button should
be placed side by side with Fontwork gallery button in the drawing tool-bar as
well as in into the context menu for different objects.

There is a lot of things what could be done with old style Fontwork but not with
Fontwork gallery.
Comment 3 zirneklitis 2010-07-23 14:34:40 UTC
I suggest to rename "an old style fontwork" (Fontwork  - Previous Version) to
"Fit Text to Path" as in other drawing programs.
Comment 4 Armin Le Grand 2010-07-28 14:56:05 UTC
AW: +1, Added me to CC. "Fit Text to Path" is a very good idea. Also the eight
prototypes in the upper part of the dialog should be removed; they just cause
Comment 5 Zirneklitis 2013-10-14 06:33:42 UTC
The AOO 4.0.1 is still missing "Fit Text to Path".