Bug 154301 - No UI to add blur to shadow
Summary: No UI to add blur to shadow
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
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Assignee: Not Assigned
: 157962 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: UI
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Reported: 2023-03-21 07:19 UTC by Mike Kaganski
Modified: 2023-10-30 19:34 UTC (History)
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Description Mike Kaganski 2023-03-21 07:19:19 UTC
In bug 48722, blur had been implemented for shadows (v.7.1), and Draw/Impress have an UI to set it up.

But the UI is absent in Writer. This is not only a consistency issue: while one can create such an effect in Draw, copying such an object and pasting in to Writer does not offer the same end effect (see bug 154300: particularly, the pasted object with the blurred shadow would arrive as a Drawing object, and would not allow assigning frame styles).
Comment 1 xordevoreaux 2023-03-21 12:45:18 UTC

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: fcbaee479e84c6cd81291587d2ee68cba099e129
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19045; UI render: Skia/Vulkan; VCL: win
Locale: en-US (en_US); UI: en-US
Calc: CL threaded

I drew a circle in Draw, added a shadow, gave it a 6pt shadow with a 5pt blur, copied & pasted the circle into Writer, and did not see a way to modify the blur / shadow from writer's property sidebar.

While properties for the object are exposed for shadow & blur under
Format --> Text Box and Shape --> Shadow, those properties don't match the values that I set in Draw.

Instead, they show use shadow checked, color  gray 0% (correct), a blur value of 3 points instead of the draw's 5 points, and a distance expressed as inches in a scrollbar rather than as 6 points as I selected in Draw.

I can confirm there is no exposure in the UI at all via the sidebar for an object pasted from draw for Shadow / Blur, and that the values found under Format/Text Box and Shape/Shadow for the object I pasted don't match the original values I selected in Draw. 

So something's definitely amiss.
Comment 2 BogdanB 2023-04-12 16:11:43 UTC
In Writer, if you insert a shape, right click - Area - Shadow - we have here Blur.
Comment 3 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-10-30 19:18:55 UTC
(In reply to BogdanB from comment #2)
> In Writer, if you insert a shape, right click - Area - Shadow - we have here
> Blur.
That's correct, drawing objects have it.
But not available for e.g. Paragraphs or Images.

Mike, is the same code used for paragraphs and image shadows? In that case, I think this can be marked as a duplicate of bug 148177.
Comment 4 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-10-30 19:32:05 UTC
*** Bug 157962 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***