Created attachment 157482 [details]
Screenshot of the problem in Calc and the proposed new default
Stacked area chart data labels are aligned to above by default when created in LibreOffice Calc. We think it would look better if it were aligned (vertically) centered.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Insert Stacked Area Chart.
2. Insert Data Labels.
3. Notice the default Placement is above.
Default Placement is “above”. This cannot be modified in the Format Data Series dialog.
We would like to request to change the default placement to Center. This would be in our opinion a default setting resulting in a more readable chart.
Version: 184.108.40.206.alpha0+ (x64)
Build ID: 3548472bff2ebe9b72efcb0028c3b07321ed79e5
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 14393; UI render: GL; VCL: win;
Locale: hu-HU (hu_HU); UI-Language: en-US
Created attachment 157483 [details]
Current default stacked area chart from Calc
No strong objection but please also consider bar charts where numbers are typically placed above the bars.
Tünde Tóth committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#130242 chart: default center label placement in stacked area charts
It will be available in 7.0.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #2)
> No strong objection but please also consider bar charts where numbers are
> typically placed above the bars.
@Heiko: thanks for your review! Unfortunately, missed that MSO does the same, and LO has already done in the case of stacked bar charts for readability.