Bug 103930 - UI: Add connector button to drawing toolbar in LO Writer
Summary: UI: Add connector button to drawing toolbar in LO Writer
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 79356
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsDevEval
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Blocks: Connectors Writer-Toolbars
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Reported: 2016-11-15 05:01 UTC by Bastián Díaz
Modified: 2017-10-22 21:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Bastián Díaz 2016-11-15 05:01:31 UTC
A friend, new LO user pointed to me that Writer doesn't have a way to insert a connector to create flowcharts or other graphical representation that requires this function.

In my particular case, I usually use LO Draw to do any kind of diagram and then import it into LO Writer, however, having different workflows is important for casual users for different reasons.

• Writer introduces basic drawing tools, including shapes for flowcharts. This is incomplete without adding connectors [1]
• Other popular word processors include connectors
• Casual users only use a word processor for this work
• A casual user may not install LO Draw

I really don't know if this is a design decision, but in spite of not being directly affected, it can be seen as a bug to use another application in the same office suit (Impress or Draw) to only add connectors to drawing objects.

[1] An alternative workflow can be seen in GDrive, since in order to insert any type of drawing, a new window opens with Google Draw instead of offering drawing tools in its corresponding Word Processor.

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Comment 1 Bastián Díaz 2016-11-15 10:34:05 UTC
I noticed that the arrow toolbox has been added in the development version Bug 101390 , so I imagine it is possible to do the same with this option.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2016-11-15 14:53:17 UTC
We have lines, arrows and curves in Writer, why not connectors? 
-> needsDevEval
Comment 3 andreas_k 2017-04-14 23:01:47 UTC
Please give the user the connector functionallity in writer it's always strange why in one office suite the different apps work different.
Comment 4 Maxim Monastirsky 2017-10-22 21:38:39 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 79356 ***