Created attachment 45132 [details]
drawing with object that can't be flipped
This is queer.
On Sheet 1, bottom left, I drew a battery.
I then copied it, moved it up, and flipped it.
I copied the two of them, moved that up and had four. I grouped the four.
I then decided to add + and - text, and so ungrouped, deleted 3, and that left the original one.
I added + and - text, and grouped that with the original, then tried the copy-and-flip trick again.
The new version cannot be flipped. The flip menu is greyed out.
This is not what I would expect.
Have confirmed same behaviour under windows and Linux, and that removing the text fields allows the object to be flipped.
[Reproducible] with "LibreOffice 3.3.2 – WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [OOO330m19 (Build:202 / tag 184.108.40.206)]"
The problem is that text boxes can not be flipped, and that restriction also prevents from flipping grouped objects with text boxes.
I can't understand the restriction, because it's possible to flip shapes and drawing elements with text (inserted after double click), pls. see attached "FunnySample.odg"
Corresponding OOo Bug:
Bug 102502 - Ability to flip texboxes
Created attachment 45142 [details]
Sample Document, see Comment 1
>I can't understand the restriction
Agreed. Other graphics editors, like Serif draw plus, can manage to do it: there is sometimes a bit of tidying to do, but in most cases they make a pretty good guess.
Inkscape does it, but reverses the text direction which may or may not be the desired result.
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Confirm that the problem still exists in 3.5
don't know if I am supposed to change the version
Problem still present in 3,5.2.2 Ubuntu
Problem still present in Version 220.127.116.11 (Build ID: da8c1e6)
Created attachment 93389 [details]
test sheet with example flips and screengrab of greyed out menu
Confirmed that eh problem is unchanged in 18.104.22.168
I can confirm that the problem is unchanged in 22.214.171.124
You can convert your text into a curve, for example, or you use a (transparent) shape, like Rainer did in comment 3. But the question remains valid: Why isn't it possible to flip text boxes.
No answer, so I guess it's just not possible to flip text (doesn't work in Writer either). Closing this ticket as INVALID.