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Bug 41007 - EDITING: Insert image dialog should allow to select multiple images
Summary: EDITING: Insert image dialog should allow to select multiple images
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
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Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: lowest enhancement
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: 48288 57598 114154 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Image-Dialog
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Reported: 2011-09-19 07:54 UTC by Vlad
Modified: 2019-01-09 16:42 UTC (History)
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Description Vlad 2011-09-19 07:54:26 UTC
In Writer you can't import several images at once with the file selection dialog. You must to add the images one by one, which is clearly an annoy for the usability of the program.
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-09-22 23:19:50 UTC
I can't see that as a particular WRITER limitaton, with "LibreOffice 3.4.3 RC2 - WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [OOO340m1 (Build:302)]" it's impossible to insert multiple pictures using the file dialog (does not matter whether LibO or OS).

A simple workaround (at least with win) is to copy / paste or drag and drop multiple pictures from the WIN File Explorer to the document. So I see a low priority for that enhancement request
Comment 2 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:31:59 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 sasha.libreoffice 2012-02-03 04:06:28 UTC
in LibO 3.6.0 master filepicker not allows open multiple pictures
change status to New
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-02-03 08:27:53 UTC
Not only pictures are affected. But do we really need a possibility to insert an objects hodgepodge? May be the limitation is intended?
I see this as a WONTFIX issue
Comment 5 Vlad 2012-02-03 08:36:49 UTC
I think that if for some task that may not benefit from multiple selecting may not offer this multiple selection feature, while task that *do* benefit (as inserting pictures or opening multiple documents at once) may have this enabled.

I don't know the especifics of the widget toolkit you're using, but i guess that it has to have a mechanism to enable/disable multiple selection, which may be used for this.

Also I know it's not only matter of adding that capability to the file selector and I see this bug not as a trivial task, but it's needed for being more user-friendly.

I came across this a lot of times per day (I often need to insert 15 pictures in a document for a weekly report) and something I may do in 3 clicks translates in 45 clicks without this.
Comment 6 sasha.libreoffice 2012-02-04 04:21:32 UTC
@ Vlad
As workaround try open picture in picture viewer, select needed pictures, copy and paste into Writer. At least from Gwenview it works.
Comment 7 sasha.libreoffice 2012-08-07 09:59:07 UTC
*** Bug 48288 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Timur 2013-05-10 13:58:35 UTC
*** Bug 57598 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Timur 2013-05-10 14:06:35 UTC
In Writer we cannot use existing dialog to import multiple images at once. This is something that should work (works in Word like that). There is a workaround to copy / paste or drag and drop multiple pictures from the WIN File Explorer to the document, but, it's not so obvious. 

I have additional request. Using Insert-Picture-From File.. we can also insert picture from http://address.com/picture.jpg. But, we should also be able to insert multiple images from multiple addresses, which currently is not possible. I think this could work with some parsing (doesn't work in Word now).
Comment 10 julien.t43+freedesktop 2014-04-03 21:02:22 UTC
Same problem with Impress (LO 4.1.5.3, Macos 10.9.2)

Maybe could reuse https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35546
Comment 11 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-06-06 01:41:35 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Gülşah Köse 2017-06-06 09:11:59 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 Telesto 2017-11-30 22:11:08 UTC
*** Bug 114154 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***