1. Draw a rectangle
2. Set its area fill to a bitmap.
3. Right-click on the rectangle and choose to flip it horizontally or vertically.
The bitmap filling the shape will be flipped.
Actual behavior: It is not.
(In reply to comment #0)
> To reproduce:
> 1. Draw a rectangle
> 2. Set its area fill to a bitmap.
> 3. Right-click on the rectangle and choose to flip it horizontally or
> Expected behavior:
> The bitmap filling the shape will be flipped.
> Actual behavior: It is not.
It works for me. But you have to do something within the rectangle to notice the flip. You can type something in it for instance then flip it vertically.
Please check and report your findings.
Filling is not transformed, when the shape is transformed. You see the same problem with shearing and rotation and for other fill styles too.
There is currently no way to store a property "transform filling together with shape" in the file format, so a short time resolution is not possible.
As workaround you can convert the non-transformed shape into a bitmap and transform the bitmap then.
I set issue type to enhancement, because it is not a bug but a missing feature.
Following Regina's consideration I close this bug as WONTFIX. Additional to the technical issues, the workaround with bitmap conversion is more versatile than having an option whether or not the content follows object manipulations. Likely there would be more to consider - a bottomless pit.
However, the area fill options are being reworked (https://design.blog.documentfoundation.org/2015/12/22/area-fill-options-made-consistent/).