Select the context menu for images → "Align". It offers the following six options:
Images that are meant to cover the whole slide normally have to be centred both vertically and horizontally. There are certain presentations where nearly every single slide gets a different image that is meant to fill it completely. So it would be very useful if this menu also included a seventh option, namely "Centred & Centre" (simultaneously). The new context menu option "Align" would look something like this:
Centred & Centre
Agreed. Vertically, we should use "Middle" to better distinguish the two options. Don't like the two terms combined for the new command but also have no better idea. Suggestions welcome.
And what about the following suggestion:
—— Middle (instead of “Centered”)
Centered (for the new command)
| Middle (instead of “Center”)
A seventh UNO widget action to center on slide (or page as this affects Draw equally) for combined "equidistant" centering would be useful.
Positioning a new term and command at the expense of existing labels is disruptive--Centered and Center are already difficult for l10n (but IIUC we have to have different names as they are different actions).
The icons when shown help. A combined "equidistant" centering should be placed at the end after a separator. But yes for a change to "Middle" for the vertical (needing PO action).
End up with:
Center on Slide/Page *
* or could get fancy and name it "equidistant" to margins.
The vertical centering should be renamed not only in Impress but also in the other applications.
Personally I don't really mind the current behaviour. It is OK for me if I need to click Align twice in order to set the horizontal and vertical alignments separately.
But if we want to make it possible to do with one click then 9 options would be the simplest for the user:
I also can imagine hotkeys for them like ERT-DFG-CVB, or numerical 789-456-123.
The layout of these letters reflect the desired orientation in most national keyboards but maybe not always. Therefore, in each language, the hotkeys should reflect the layout of the most frequently used keyboard. This seems to be a bit complicated so I would prefer the numerical hotkeys. If we really need this change at all.
The suggestion made in Comment 5 would restrict the possibilities of alignment to just nine positions on the slide or the page. This would really imply a change. To avoid this restriction all of these nine options (instead of just one) would have to be _added_, resulting in the following:
But this is something that is clearly not needed to solve the issue stated in the description above.
We discussed this topic in the design meeting. Too many options, as suggested in c5 and c6, might be an overkill and bloat the menus (and the UNO API). But the idea of one additional command using Stuart's suggestion from c3 is very welcome.