Bug 134448 - Line width spin edit in drawing object properties toolbar should use unit pt instead of cm (or locale settings)
Summary: Line width spin edit in drawing object properties toolbar should use unit pt ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
7.1.0.0.alpha0+ Master
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
URL:
Whiteboard:
Keywords:
Depends on:
Blocks: Measurement-Units
  Show dependency treegraph
 
Reported: 2020-07-01 19:59 UTC by Telesto
Modified: 2020-07-02 21:13 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:


Attachments

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.
Description Telesto 2020-07-01 19:59:49 UTC
Description:
UI: Line width in cm or in pt but not both

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Writer
2. Insert -> Shape -> Line -> Line
3. Draw a line
4. A context toolbar appears on top  -> Line width in cm
5. Sidebar -> Properties -> Line width pull down -> PT

Actual Results:
CM and PT are used 

Expected Results:
PT or CM -> PT in my opinion.. as table borders are defined the same way


Reproducible: Always


User Profile Reset: No



Additional Info:
Version: 7.1.0.0.alpha0+ (x64)
Build ID: 4c14c88cc681abab787a461a1bea502a777f37e6
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3 Build 9600; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); UI: en-US
Calc: CL
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2020-07-02 12:00:45 UTC
(In reply to Telesto from comment #0)
> Expected Results:
> PT in my opinion

Agreed. See also bug 72662 (comment 4) and bug 44267.
Comment 2 Regina Henschel 2020-07-02 12:37:17 UTC
The toolbar follows the setting in Tools > Options > Writer > General, Sections Settings, field "Measurement unit".
The sidebar should follow this setting too.
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2020-07-02 14:14:30 UTC
So in general setting measurement units of UI does need some attention.

(In reply to Regina Henschel from comment #2)
> The toolbar follows the setting in Tools > Options > Writer > General,
> Sections Settings, field "Measurement unit".
> The sidebar should follow this setting too.

True, but discrete for each LO module. And the Sidebar content panels, toolbars and NB *should* follow that setting per module. 

But would make sense if the measurement units settings for UI could also be reset globally from *one* location? Perhaps on the Tools -> Options -> General pane? With option to override per module...

As to unit choice, why Points? Equally valid to use Pixels, Twips, even mm--which would at least be at our 1/100mm native resolutions.
Comment 4 Telesto 2020-07-02 19:28:25 UTC
(In reply to V Stuart Foote from comment #3)
> As to unit choice, why Points? Equally valid to use Pixels, Twips, even
> mm--which would at least be at our 1/100mm native resolutions.

Related to Points, that's based on Writer table border size + font size etc; not intended as general setting.