Bug 64871 - FORMATTING: drawing canvas should behave like a character (improvement)
Summary: FORMATTING: drawing canvas should behave like a character (improvement)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: lowest enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Blocks: Writer-Enhancements Shapes
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Reported: 2013-05-22 15:18 UTC by Ljiljan
Modified: 2023-11-09 17:26 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Ljiljan 2013-05-22 15:18:29 UTC
Problem description: 

This is suggesstion for improvement.

When drawing objects, I need to press Enter in order to create free space for drawing; or draw different objects (lines, boxes...), group them and change their behavouor (as character). 

Steps to reproduce:
1. Write one page of text and you want to draw objects in between.
2. In order to create space, you need to press enter
3. Draw object

Current behavior:

No drawing canvas; drawing objects require pressing enter in order to create space.

Expected behavior:

Users could choose wether to use drawing canvas or not. Drawing canvas should behave as character, with possibilites o resizes on page. 
Operating System: Ubuntu
Version: release
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2014-05-28 17:24:53 UTC
Thank you for reporting this enhancement request! I can confirm that this is a valid enhancement request on:
Version: Build ID: 84862db95a5e22b9ef89baa2a8a5deeffefbdef6
Date:   Thu Apr 24 21:43:16 2014 +0300
Platform: Ubuntu Linux 14.04 x64
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As I've been able to confirm the enhancement request I am marking as:

New (confirmed)
Lowest - likely hard to accomplish and not going to benefit the majority of our users. Plus there is already a way to accomplish what you are seeking - just a bit slower

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Comment 2 Regina Henschel 2023-11-09 17:26:16 UTC
There is no need to press enter to make space. Set the wrap of the shape to "None" in its context menu or "Wrap Off" in the Wrap dialog and the shape takes as much space as it needs. If you need a larger distance to the text before and after, that spacing is in the Wrap dialog too.