Issue 76708 - Draw/Impress: Drag & Drop of Graphics from Desktop to Presentation Creates Linked Image
Summary: Draw/Impress: Drag & Drop of Graphics from Desktop to Presentation Creates Li...
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Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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: 76103 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2007-04-26 09:57 UTC by frank.loehmann
Modified: 2018-03-29 12:31 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description frank.loehmann 2007-04-26 09:57:23 UTC
A drag & drop from a file view/desktop should not create a linked image inside
the presentation by default. File size limitations are gone and media sizes are
nearly unlimited today too. Even USB memory sticks are that kind of large too.
If inserted using the dialog the image will be copied too. 

This problem was reported by two Sun user experience co-workers creating
presentations. The link dialog was unknown to them, so one of them inserted all
Graphics from scratch again...

Therefore please change the current behavior when a Drag & Drop from a file
view/desktop view will be performed to a presentation/drawing to a copy with the
correct copy cursor (with plus sign inside the box).

Writer already handles this in the described way, but shows a wrong move cursor.
Comment 1 frank.loehmann 2007-04-26 09:59:13 UTC
cc WG.
Comment 2 clippka 2007-04-26 10:27:43 UTC
agree, reassigned
Comment 3 groucho266 2007-04-26 12:33:47 UTC
Comment 4 groucho266 2007-06-13 12:25:54 UTC
This sounds like a reasonable feature that should not be to hard to implement. 
Can you please supply a specification for it?
Comment 5 frank.loehmann 2007-06-18 13:48:33 UTC
I do not think that we need a specification for this change. This issue is more
a bug than an enhancement.

We have to change 
  - the cursor to a copy cursor (the one with the plus sign)
  - and change the default action to copy for the dropped image.
Comment 6 groucho266 2007-07-25 13:41:24 UTC
Retargeted to OOo 2.4.
Comment 7 groucho266 2007-10-30 13:49:47 UTC
Retargeted to 3.0 due to time constraints.
Comment 8 wolframgarten 2008-05-23 15:09:50 UTC
Target changed.
Comment 9 mroe 2014-03-17 09:02:56 UTC
*** Issue 76103 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:45:20 UTC
Reset the assignee to the default "".
Comment 11 John 2018-03-29 12:31:29 UTC
I can confirm this on Impress 4.1.5 - but only as intermittent - 2 cases in 50 dragged images.

Method to reproduce:

1  Drag a 2,000 x 953 pixel JPG file from folder to Impress slide.  Right-click > Position ..., to locate it precisely.  

2  Repeat 39 times to create presentation with 40 slides.  Some slides have two smaller images as well.

Expected result:  All images will be inserted as embedded images.

Actual result:  Two of the images were inserted as linked. 

3  Move folder containing JPG files.  

1.  Impress shows all other images, but does not show two images (slide 3 and slide 22). 
2.  Slide 22 also has two small images.  Both are shown.  Just the large one is missing.

3.  The error message says the missing images are on the same path as the presentation is currently located.