Bug 151599 - Expose "Consolidate Text" functionality for text boxes in Impress
Summary: Expose "Consolidate Text" functionality for text boxes in Impress
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) alpha0+
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: difficultyBeginner, easyHack, skillDesign, topicDesign
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Blocks: Textbox
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Reported: 2022-10-17 08:38 UTC by Eyal Rozenberg
Modified: 2022-11-02 16:07 UTC (History)
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Description Eyal Rozenberg 2022-10-17 08:38:41 UTC
If we select multiple textboxes in Draw, their context (right-click) menu lets us "Consolidate text" - making them into a single larger textbox.

Unfortunately, we don't have this functionality available in Impress. It should be made available on the context menu, like in Draw.
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2022-10-17 12:24:20 UTC
+1, the .uno:TextCombine control currently only works for a multi-textbox selection in Draw.  Would be helpful to also have it available to use for working on Impress slides.
Comment 2 V Stuart Foote 2022-10-17 12:32:44 UTC
In sd "Consolidate Text" is provided by the .uno:TextCombine control. But attempting to customize and add the control to the Impress context menus or to a toolbar don't expose a functional widget.  Seems like it could.
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2022-11-02 16:07:45 UTC
.uno:TextCombine in officecfg/registry/data/org/openoffice/Office/UI/DrawImpressCommands.xcu is used at sd/uiconfig/sdraw/menubar/menubar.xml and sd/uiconfig/sdraw/popupmenu/multiselect.xml and could be easily added to sd/uiconfig/simpress/menubar/menubar.xml and sd/uiconfig/simpress/popupmenu/multiselect.xml (customization works out of the box for me).