Created attachment 179486 [details]
file with some lines and arrow styles for testing
Basic problem: Choosing an Arrow Style in the Arrow Style tab in the Line dialog results in that arrow style being applied to a selected line.
Attached file has three test cases and instructions.
Or you can test as follows.
1. Make a line with (or without) arrow styles.
2. Select line, right-click, Line, Arrow Styles tab.
3. Choose an arrow style in the dropdown box, then click OK.
Actual: Both ends of the selected line gets the arrow style.
Expected: Nothing should change on the line.
(Expectation is based on the assumption that the Line tab is used to set the arrow styles for the start and end of the line, while Arrow Styles tab is for managing arrow styles (e.g., loading, deleting, renaming).)
This (mis)behavior occurs for lines with no, same, or different line ends (arrow styles).
Quite some ticket around this topic. Making this a duplicate of bug 127348 with a proposed solution, namely to have line the line and arrow _style_ in extra dialogs.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 127348 ***
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #1)
> Quite some ticket around this topic. Making this a duplicate of bug 127348
Ummm...I do not quite see how/why this is a duplicate. Did you actually try the STR, or just guess from reading the description?
I think you have DUP'ed this ticket too quickly.
It should be possible to make changes in Arrow Style definitions (e.g., names)-- which is an already existing capability -- without it changing the shape of the arrow styles in the document, which is what it does, and which is what this ticket is about.
(In reply to sdc.blanco from comment #2)
> I think you have DUP'ed this ticket too quickly.
I duplicated because solution to the other ticket should also fix this issue. If you think it doesn't, feel free to reopen.
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #3)
> I duplicated because solution to the other ticket should also fix this
> issue. If you think it doesn't, feel free to reopen.
This may be a logical truth. But my objection is pragmatic. The proposal in bug 127348 goes far beyond the simple (mis)behavior reported here. There does not appear to be any active work on it, and it appears to be a complex project with many issues still to be discussed. Given that time horizon....
- If there a greater chance that this ticket might be addressed if it stands
alone, then reopen.
Also, as a separate ticket - there is a better chance for others to find this warning, and this workaround:
To edit arrow styles without changing your existing document, then either
a) use a temporary line or
b) use a shape or textbox, which will then get the arrow styles,
but will not get a different appearance.
Hidden advantage by current behavior. Can use Arrow Styles tab to simultaneously apply same arrow style to both ends, rather than having to do it separately for each end in the Line tab.
==> leave this ticket as a DUP -- (-: