Image dialog as tab with similar settings as size and position for shapes but looks totally different
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Format -> Images -> Properties -> Type tab
2. Format -> Text box & shape -> Position and size -> Position and size
Comparable settings; totally different layout.. hard to orientate.
Similar settings, similar layout
User Profile Reset: No
Version: 18.104.22.168.alpha0+ (x64)
Build ID: 97a2c1fc5e376c0c00968f17a0392c6d3a5ed565
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3 Build 9600; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win;
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); UI-Language: en-US
I guess, you are working in Writer.
The dialogs are different because the object types are different. The image is a com.sun.star.txt.TextGraphicObject (= FrameShape), and the shape is a com.sun.star.ddrawing.GraphicObjectShape.
(In reply to Regina Henschel from comment #1)
> I guess, you are working in Writer.
> The dialogs are different because the object types are different. The image
> is a com.sun.star.txt.TextGraphicObject (= FrameShape), and the shape is a
It's more about the look of the look and feel of the UI. I have no issue with a different dialog.. However, the content is quite similar (my technically different, but functional mostly the same).
I have no trouble with additional different/settings etc.. But why a total different UI design.
Note: I prefer the Position and size layout.. as far as settings are matching..
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Screenshots of image and text box property dialogs
It's actually quite similar what you get. Top-left the size (shapes don't hacve the relational attributes), next to it the anchor and besides the protection it's the same.
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(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #3)
> Created attachment 160671 [details]
> Screenshots of image and text box property dialogs
> It's actually quite similar what you get. Top-left the size (shapes don't
> hacve the relational attributes), next to it the anchor and besides the
> protection it's the same.
Looks indeed the same.. but not on Windows.... Position and size is the same.. but the image dialog is different
Sorry, tested with 6.3. The dialog was changed for 7.0 in https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/c/core/+/92623 without a reference to BZ. Andreas, was it done as personal preference or do have you had a good reason?
Thanks for the bug report. Sure I should also write one before I change the property type tab for images.
However the idea behind the change was the following:
- first items first and Anchor is the first stuff you have to change than you can play around with Position and Size
- as in (all) most other dialogues the preference is to have one row per section if you compare Position before and after, it was before optimized for vertical space.
I suggest to change possition and size also to the new layout and if I forget position and size stuff somewhere else, let me know in general all position and size stuff (arrangement stuff) should have the same layout. In writer Anchor is on top, cause in writer you have to first define the anchor.
We can also define
- Horizontal - - Vertical -
- Width - - Height -
which we use in the sidebar. For me position and size will be one "block" so they should have the same layout everywhere.
I agree with Telesto that this white-space feels wrong. And the previous horizontal placement of "Horizontal: [from left] by [1cm] to [Paragraph]" is easier to read than the vertical alignment. At least for western languages ;-).
As I played around with Position and Size to make Image Type tab and Shape Position Tab similar, ... it's not very easy and maybe the easies way is to revert the patch and don't update the tabs.
If someone has a better idea let me know otherwise I'll revert the image -> type tab patch.
The checkboxes are technical correct in the origin dialog but they make it very difficult to read the UI.
patch was reverted.
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Image Type tab update
Should I update the alignment of the Image Type tab?
Looks certainly better :-)
(In reply to andreas_k from comment #7)
> Thanks for the bug report. Sure I should also write one before I change the
> property type tab for images.
And if changes are made that require documentation changes (e.g., new label names, new organisation of controls), then please also make a bug report for documentation.
(In reply to andreas_k from comment #10)
> patch was reverted.
This ticket has not received comments in years, claims to be fixed and reverted, and the OP says "Looks certainly better". Resolving WFM.