Bug 115207 - Shapes should format text with word wrapping by default
Summary: Shapes should format text with word wrapping by default
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsDevAdvice
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Blocks: Shapes
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Reported: 2018-01-24 17:51 UTC by Christian
Modified: 2018-02-14 04:49 UTC (History)
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Description Christian 2018-01-24 17:51:19 UTC
When new sides are egenrated I like to use the callout form to make explanations. It is pretty annoying to always go to "Format > Object > Text > Word wrap text in form"

Steps to Reproduce:
1.create a new slide 
2.add a call out form from the tool bar
3.add a text that goes beyond the form size

Actual Results:  
the text sticks out of the form

Expected Results:
the text should wrap around into multiple lines corresponding to the width of the form.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0
Comment 1 Luke 2018-02-13 05:19:29 UTC
We are inconsistent here. 

In Google Docs, Writer, and MS Word
Insert Shape -> Add Text 
creates a textbox that defaults to wrap.

In Google Presentation and PowerPoint, they both set default to wrap text(no need to "Add Text"). The Google and PowerPoint defaults make more sense to me than we use in Impress. It would also make LO more consistent. 

Confirmed in Version: (x64)
Build ID: 3deac9691011711a3b9e50d19499c588af074d7f
Comment 2 Luke 2018-02-14 04:49:43 UTC
Two More data points. Both WordPerfect Office X7 and WPS Office default to wrap text in the shape. So in order to be internally consistent and follow the industry standard, this default makes perfect sense. 

Put a needs needsDevAdvice since this sounds like it should be added as an easyHack.