Issue 94646 - Rectangle/Square shapes with a side of zero length
Summary: Rectangle/Square shapes with a side of zero length
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOO300m5
Hardware: All Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2008-10-06 07:32 UTC by br_jagannath
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:36 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT
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Description br_jagannath 2008-10-06 07:32:40 UTC
I am a Test Lead and I use Power point regularly in my daily work. I was 
investigating Issue #91673 where I found the following steps. 

1. Start Impress, create the default blank presentation.
2. Click the Rectangle button on the drawing toolbar.
3. Draw a rectangle that is zero units high and one unit wide, or vice versa. It
   should look like a short line.

Steps 3 caught my attention, how can a rectangle have one of its sides with 
zero length?
I tried this on Impress and found that a rectangle with zero length side can be 
created.
I checked the same functionality in Powerpoint. Power point never allowed me to 
have a square or rectangle with a side of zero length.
I think we should restrict the sides of rectangle / square from having zero 
length.

My observations are made on OpenOffice (Impress) OOO300m5 (Build : 9350) on 
windows XP Professional OS.

You can mail me at jagannath.br@gmail.com for any clarifications.
Comment 1 br_jagannath 2008-10-06 07:39:12 UTC
Some more inputs.

I am a Test Lead and I use Power point regularly in my daily work. The 
summary, “Improve Impress Text selection and Editing†caught me when I was 
scrolling through the bugs list for Impress. The problem was easily 
reproducible following the steps captured by “arotenbeâ€. I find some basic 
differences between OpenOffice and Powerpoint when handing “Move Objects†
and “Resize objects†functionalities, which I have listed down. I see two 
issues here one of which is listed down and the other one is filed as a new 
issue. 
The issue detailed here is not limited to shapes, it was also observed on 
objects such as pictures.

Please execute the Actions mentioned, on both power point and Impress to 
understand my explanation better.

My observations are made on OpenOffice (Impress) OOO300m5 (Build : 9350) on 
windows XP Professional OS. 

Issue 1: (“Move Objects†cursor does not appear for small objects)

Action 1:
Move the mouse pointer on an object (Rectangle, Square, picture from a file 
etc) 
Power Point Response:
	The pointer changes to “Move Object†cursor
OpenOffice Response:
	The pointer does not change.
Inference:
In case of Power point, the first control provided to the user with regard to 
an object is “Move Objectâ€. In case of OpenOffice, there is no control provided 
to the user when the mouse pointer is moved on the object.

Action 2:
	Click on the object.
Power Point Response:
	The pointer changes to “Move Object†cursor and “Resize-object†
controls appear.
Open Office Response:
	The pointer changes to “Move Object†cursor and “Resize-object†
controls appear.
Inference:
In case of Power point, the “Resize-object†control appears only on object 
selection. In case of Openoffice, both “Resize-object†and “Move Object†
controls appears only on object selection.

Conclusion:
I think the “Move Object†control should have precedence over “Resize-object†
control. The problem “Move object not visible when the object is very small†
can be solved by displaying the “Move Object†cursor when the mouse is moved 
over the object. 

The other issue is with one of the sides of the rectangle / square made zero 
which is tracked as Issue #94646(Rectangle/Square shapes with a side of zero 
length) 
Comment 2 br_jagannath 2008-10-06 07:45:43 UTC
Please omit the previous comment. It was intended for Issue #91673.
My sincere apologies for the inconvenience.
Comment 3 wolframgarten 2008-10-06 08:11:46 UTC
Changed to enhancement and reassigned.