Issue 95387 - Combining of text boxes should create a text box
Summary: Combining of text boxes should create a text box
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Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-10-23 19:50 UTC by hena
Modified: 2019-01-07 22:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Illustration of Combined Text Boxes (20.01 KB, image/png)
2008-10-23 20:44 UTC, pesala
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Description hena 2008-10-23 19:50:42 UTC
As described in bug the 
combining of text boxes changes them to bezier curves before combining. This 
is intentional. However from usability point of view it's not very useful. The 
combined boxes should become instead a normal text box with all the text in 
the boxes that were combined joined together by newlines.
Comment 1 pesala 2008-10-23 20:44:54 UTC
Created attachment 57422 [details]
Illustration of Combined Text Boxes
Comment 2 pesala 2008-10-23 20:45:13 UTC
This an obvious thing to do when combining text boxes instead of converting them to 
curves. Whether the boxes (2 or more) being combined are overlapping or not, the 
combined text box should be from x,y min to x,y max of the original selected group. 

Should the text be joined with a paragraph break between each text block, or as a single 
text stream? I think the latter may prove more useful.
Comment 3 wolframgarten 2008-10-24 07:51:32 UTC
Comment 4 pdponzer 2019-01-07 22:08:39 UTC
I ended up resolving this with a macro found here: