Bug 111633 - Missing GUI option for text rotation inside Impress table
Summary: Missing GUI option for text rotation inside Impress table
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 37843 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: ImpressDraw-Tables Impress-UX
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Reported: 2017-08-10 09:50 UTC by Tamás Zolnai
Modified: 2020-02-20 14:20 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Screenshot of vertical text (78.88 KB, image/png)
2017-08-10 11:29 UTC, Tamás Zolnai
Writer > Character properties (33.75 KB, image/png)
2017-08-10 11:43 UTC, Heiko Tietze

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Description Tamás Zolnai 2017-08-10 09:50:06 UTC
I added text rotation feature to Impress tables for MSO compatibility in
https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=100926. Now it works only by importing text rotation from PPTX / ODP or set via API, but not available on the GUI. This text rotation is similar to character rotation (in Writer), has only two values: 90° and 270°, so we might use the same radio button design for this text rotation. The question is where this option should be added, since I can't see a suitable place in the Impress' Table Properties dialog.

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual Results:  
No option for text rotation inside an impress table.

Expected Results:
We should be able to set text rotation on GUI.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/60.0.3112.90 Safari/537.36
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2017-08-10 11:20:54 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 Tamás Zolnai 2017-08-10 11:29:45 UTC
Created attachment 135410 [details]
Screenshot of vertical text
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2017-08-10 11:43:44 UTC
Created attachment 135411 [details]
Writer > Character properties

How about radiobuttons in the Character dialog like we have in Writer? And if the feature is used frequently, what I doubt, quick access with toogle buttons in an extra submenu could be handy. Though Rotate is already used for objects.
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2018-12-13 14:05:24 UTC
Suggestion for the UI given in c3, likely a simple easyhack.
Comment 5 Tamás Zolnai 2019-04-01 08:27:55 UTC
Developer evaluation is done: not an easy hack.
Comment 6 Timur 2020-02-20 14:20:57 UTC
*** Bug 37843 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***