Bug 100576 - Changing text direction moves object on page
Summary: Changing text direction moves object on page
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
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Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Shapes
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Reported: 2016-06-24 06:17 UTC by fiftyigfuci_f_mi
Modified: 2019-10-09 17:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description fiftyigfuci_f_mi 2016-06-24 06:17:16 UTC
Steps to reproduce:
(Turn on Tool > Option > Language Settings > Languages > Asian checkbox)
Insert > Shape > Basic > Rectangle > draw a rectangle as you like
Context menu > Page... > Text direction > Right to left (vertical)

Actual results:
The rectangle relocated.

Expected results:
The rectangle stays at same place.
Comment 1 Aron Budea 2016-06-24 07:04:32 UTC
Reproduced with as early version as LibreOffice 3.3, and in Windows 7.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2017-09-01 11:15:35 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Regina Henschel 2019-10-09 17:50:03 UTC
The problem is still in Version: (x64)
Build ID: b2d8093b19642038631dfb8f1ab6745a380a652c
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2019-09-23_22:42:37
Locale: de-DE (en_US); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

There exists only "from left" to set a distance for the position. Therefore I think, that it is correct to use "from left" in the meaning of "in writing direction". We might discuss, whether other wording than "left" and "right" should be used.

I see a documentation issue:
The help for 'text direction' for the page layout has the text "The "right-to-left (vertical)" text flow direction rotates all layout settings to the right by 90 degrees, except for the header and footer." But the help of the Position&Size dialog does not mention, that the layout is depending on text direction and will automatically change, when the text direction is changed.