Bug 100141 - Add alignment and spacing guides
Summary: Add alignment and spacing guides
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 103299 132848 134409 143236 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Object-Selection-Alignment
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Reported: 2016-05-30 14:38 UTC by Heiko Tietze
Modified: 2021-11-23 10:18 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Spacing and alignment guides in Google Draw (4.62 KB, image/png)
2016-05-30 14:40 UTC, Heiko Tietze

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Description Heiko Tietze 2016-05-30 14:38:55 UTC
Often a couple of objects are placed side by side, all with the same distance to each other. Except the duplication dialog, LibO has no aids to place controls at the same distance like similar objects. Microsoft Visio calls this feature alignment and spacing guides. 

Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2016-05-30 14:40:29 UTC
Created attachment 125392 [details]
Spacing and alignment guides in Google Draw
Comment 2 Cor Nouws 2016-05-30 15:08:53 UTC
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2016-11-01 13:04:48 UTC
*** Bug 103299 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2020-01-20 12:12:16 UTC
Nice GSoC project...
Comment 5 V Stuart Foote 2020-05-08 17:12:33 UTC
*** Bug 132848 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2020-07-01 10:31:48 UTC
*** Bug 134409 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 V Stuart Foote 2021-07-19 18:09:15 UTC
*** Bug 143236 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 V Stuart Foote 2021-07-19 18:23:31 UTC
The placement guides for single objects are available as UNO .uno:HelplinesMove  "Helplines While Moving" 

But they only toggle active, when an object has been selected and is being dragged with l-mouse click & hold.

If without actually starting to drag an object the help lines could be toggled shown for a selected Draw object 

1.) to check its alignment, or 
2.) while moving object with <Shift>+<cursor L,R,U,D> (currently no guides with this keyboard only movement).

The other facet is that the current help lines show the 'extents' of the object--not the centroid of the object.  Sometimes for positioning working against the center is better than the x,y extent.
Comment 9 gustavo 2021-11-23 10:18:10 UTC
Helpines from the centroid of the object, that snap to the center of the document, would indeed very helpful