Bug 34438 (Image-Group) - [feature request, FORMATTING] group selection does not work with raster images
Summary: [feature request, FORMATTING] group selection does not work with raster images
Status: NEW
Alias: Image-Group
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
5.2.7.2 release
Hardware: All All
: high enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords:
: 34442 45787 47056 49625 50644 68733 96129 101893 113461 113698 114214 121950 126740 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Writer-Images Writer-Enhancements
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Reported: 2011-02-18 04:07 UTC by sasha.libreoffice
Modified: 2019-09-16 01:25 UTC (History)
27 users (show)

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Attachments
odt for testing multiselect (3.83 MB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2017-04-20 00:01 UTC, stragu
Details

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Description sasha.libreoffice 2011-02-18 04:07:32 UTC
Often I scan images, put it into document and put on raster images some arrows, other shapes, text. But while further edition image moves in one side and text and arrows in oter. I can not prevent it by grouping because I can not select nor images nor frames for grouping.

I propose new ability:

Grouping raster images with others graphics

Grouping frames with others graphics

In context menu for raster image add option to convert it to rectangle of same size with no borders and with raster image as texture (option Tile set off and option Autofit set on)
Comment 1 Michael Nagel 2011-11-09 03:10:04 UTC
I think you cannot even group together two raster images. For example if I start with a blank Writer document, then insert two jpg images via Drag&Drop from the Desktop, I cannot (via means of holding Shift/Ctrl/Alt/something else and clicking) select them both so I can move them both at the same time.
As I cannot select multiple images obviously I cannot group them.

Is this the issue/missing feature you are talking about?
Comment 2 sasha.libreoffice 2011-11-09 04:48:31 UTC
Yes
Comment 3 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 11:52:33 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 sasha.libreoffice 2011-12-28 02:53:34 UTC
remains in LibO 3.5.0 beta 1
Comment 5 Nicolas Mailhot 2012-02-22 06:29:19 UTC
*** Bug 45787 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 sasha.libreoffice 2012-05-30 07:36:09 UTC
*** Bug 47056 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Owen Genat (retired) 2013-11-14 23:40:34 UTC
*** Bug 50644 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Owen Genat (retired) 2013-11-15 00:47:17 UTC
*** Bug 68733 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Ben 2015-05-13 20:36:38 UTC
I just want to say we are a SMB (60+ employees) this this issue is a deal breaker for migrating.
Comment 10 ralf.krapf 2015-07-02 14:34:52 UTC
+1
I needed this feature today the first time, and i can not believe its not implemented...

I changed the importance to high...
Comment 11 Franklin Weng 2015-08-03 08:30:16 UTC
(In reply to Michael Nagel from comment #1)
> I think you cannot even group together two raster images. For example if I
> start with a blank Writer document, then insert two jpg images via Drag&Drop
> from the Desktop, I cannot (via means of holding Shift/Ctrl/Alt/something
> else and clicking) select them both so I can move them both at the same time.
> As I cannot select multiple images obviously I cannot group them.
> 
> Is this the issue/missing feature you are talking about?


This problem is also confirmed in LibreOffice Writer 4.4.1.2 (Linux version).
Comment 12 Norbert X 2015-08-05 15:22:59 UTC
Bug exists in LibreOffice 5.0 (Ubuntu 12.04.5 with PPA, 1:5.0.0~rc5-0ubuntu1~precise1).
Comment 13 Norbert X 2015-08-31 18:42:13 UTC
Bug exists in LibreOffice 5.0.1.2 (Ubuntu 12.04.5 with PPA, 1:5.0.1~rc2-0ubuntu1~precise1.1).
Comment 14 Regina Henschel 2016-09-04 20:16:54 UTC
*** Bug 101893 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 15 Norbert X 2017-04-19 20:40:34 UTC
Bug is not fixed. 
Still unable to group images.

Version: 5.1.6.2
Build ID: 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial1
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Linux 4.4; UI Render: default; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 16 Regina Henschel 2017-04-19 21:34:24 UTC
*** Bug 96129 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 17 Regina Henschel 2017-04-19 21:37:35 UTC
*** Bug 49625 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 18 Regina Henschel 2017-04-19 21:41:25 UTC
*** Bug 34442 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 19 Regina Henschel 2017-04-19 21:47:06 UTC
Shift + Click does not work for selecting an image (or picture or bitmap) together with shapes or other images, because an image in Writer is no drawing object. So you can not make multiple selection with images.
[Added some more description to make it easier in search to find this bug.]
Comment 20 stragu 2017-04-19 23:59:36 UTC
Confirmed in following version and config:

Version: 5.2.5.1
Build ID: 1:5.2.5~rc1-0ubuntu1~trusty0
CPU Threads: 2; OS Version: Linux 3.13; UI Render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
Locale: en-GB (en_GB.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 21 stragu 2017-04-20 00:01:33 UTC
Created attachment 132703 [details]
odt for testing multiselect

Document for testing this bug:

- try dragging a select box around all three elements; or
- try adding the picture and a shape to the same selection by using the shift+click combination.
Comment 22 Norbert X 2017-09-01 16:56:18 UTC
Bug exists in 

Version: 5.4.1.2
Build ID: 1:5.4.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~lo0
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with PPA.
Comment 23 MiQ 2017-09-10 13:11:13 UTC Comment hidden (me-too)
Comment 24 Aron Budea 2017-10-27 02:17:05 UTC
*** Bug 113461 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 25 aflux 2017-11-02 13:56:45 UTC Comment hidden (me-too)
Comment 26 Regina Henschel 2017-11-07 20:54:51 UTC
*** Bug 113698 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 27 Buovjaga 2017-12-03 17:05:12 UTC
*** Bug 114214 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 28 Tony Chou 2018-11-29 08:48:53 UTC
Reproduced

Still exists in version

Version: 6.3.0.0.alpha0+ (x64)
Build ID: 0f25a3c36f27fd51453b9a9115f236b83c143684
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2018-11-27_20:06:55
Locale: zh-TW (zh_TW); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 29 Dieter Praas 2018-12-07 06:52:01 UTC
*** Bug 121950 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 30 Marcin 2019-02-18 19:26:46 UTC
Do you wait until this bug can legally buy a beer?! It is already 8 years old...
Comment 31 Vasyĺ V. Vercynśkyj 2019-02-20 08:01:05 UTC
(In reply to Marcin from comment #30)
> Do you wait until this bug can legally buy a beer?! It is already 8 years
> old...

++ :)

6.1.5.2 still reproduces
Comment 32 stragu 2019-04-05 13:10:26 UTC
For the sake of completeness: confirmed in LO 6.2 with original attachment.

Details:

Version: 6.2.2.2
Build ID: 1:6.2.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Comment 33 Regina Henschel 2019-08-07 23:51:50 UTC
*** Bug 126740 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 34 mattreecebentley 2019-08-08 22:12:22 UTC
I have a suggestion:

allow anything to be selected together, and grey-out or altogether remove possible right-click actions based on what those elements have in common.

But basic movement of images in sync with other elements of a document is absolute base-level functionality, and should be replicated across the board.
Comment 35 David 2019-09-13 09:18:06 UTC
Is there any update on this?

I can't believe this has not been a priority since the beginning, I'd say it was pretty essential to creating documents. A simple CTRL + click to select multiple objects and then group them has been in MS Office since donkeys years.
Comment 36 mattreecebentley 2019-09-16 01:25:33 UTC
Agreed,
what makes it worse is that the keyboard expansion modifiers for raster images and other page elements appear to be reversed. 
I forget which way round it is, but using the keyboard button to modify the resize so that it's proportional expansion on one, cause the expansion to be non-proportional on the other.

From a novice end-user POV this is insane behaviour.