Bug 135894 - Add a "Distribution" button to the Tabbed interface
Summary: Add a "Distribution" button to the Tabbed interface
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Notebookbar-Tabbed
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Reported: 2020-08-18 20:02 UTC by Rafael Lima
Modified: 2022-02-18 12:51 UTC (History)
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Description Rafael Lima 2020-08-18 20:02:48 UTC
There is a functionality on LO Impress that allows the user to evenly distribute objects horizontally or vertically. This is done by selecting the objects, right clicking them and then using the "Distribution" dialog.

However, I think it would be a great idea to add this functionality to the Tabbed user interface, right next to the "Arrange" and "Align" subgroups, which are inside the "Layout" tab.

This would make a better use of the Tabbed interface. Also, for many users this is a more intuitive way to find this feature.
Comment 1 andreas_k 2020-08-26 22:13:55 UTC
yes I would lovely add distribute to the notebookbars but in addition to the dialog button I would prefer to have the different commands available at the notebookbar.
Comment 2 andreas_k 2020-08-26 22:16:40 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Rafael Lima 2020-09-09 13:18:40 UTC
I originally posted this enhancement request for LO Impress. However, I'd like to point out that the Distribution button has been added to LO Draw's tabbed interface, under the Draw group near the Combine/Merge functions.

I think that if this implementation were simply copied into LO Impress' tabbed interface, it would easily fix this enhancement request.

However, a more polished implementation would be to add a drop-down list with all the available options (similar to what happens with the Align button).
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2020-11-18 15:02:29 UTC
as an enhancement, it makes sense, not sure whether it will ever be implemented though
Comment 5 andreas_k 2020-11-18 15:25:01 UTC
Thanks for the bug report will add
Comment 6 Rafael Lima 2022-02-18 00:33:09 UTC
(In reply to andreas_k from comment #5)
> Thanks for the bug report will add

Hi Andreas, I was checking my old bug reports and noted that in LO 7.4 there is now a "Distribution" drop down menu in the "Draw" tab of the notebookbar. It shows a tooltip "Select at least three objects to distribute".

Was it you who implemented it? Do you have a commit related to this bug report? I could not find it in Gerrit.

If so, let me know so I can close this as FIXED and link this report to the patch in gerrit.
Comment 7 andreas_k 2022-02-18 07:46:23 UTC
No it wasn't me
Comment 8 Rafael Lima 2022-02-18 12:51:23 UTC
OK... setting this as WORKSFORME.