Bug 48436 - Data Label Placement needs absolute coordinates
Summary: Data Label Placement needs absolute coordinates
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Chart (show other bugs)
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3.5.2 release
Hardware: All All
: high enhancement
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Blocks: Chart-Labels
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Reported: 2012-04-08 07:53 UTC by jonnjones
Modified: 2017-06-17 12:21 UTC (History)
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Description jonnjones 2012-04-08 07:53:10 UTC
When enabling data labels on a chart, the labels may overlap into the chart image area, making the labels difficult to read. It's particularly problematic when making a pie chart with a 3D Realistic Look, and using percents as labels.

It would be better for the data labels to be freely placed, like text boxes with position and size x and y coordinates, instead. Really all elements should be freely customizable like text boxes, in terms of placement, size, and content. It may interfere and cause problems otherwise. The individual elements can still be moved as a group when moving a chart.
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2013-06-10 17:26:43 UTC
Thank you for reporting this enhancement request! I can confirm that this is a valid enhancement request on:
Version: 4.2.0.0.alpha0+Build ID: b0a1666f756aa5f5315366eca9d7d02ddd55d2b
Date:   Tue May 28 08:51:01 2013 +0300 
Platform: Bodhi Linux 2.2 x64
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As I've been able to confirm the enhancement request I am marking as:

New (confirmed)
Enhancement
High - seems like a common thing to want to do, anyone labeling a chart could want to freely move them around for best placement.

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